Eric Barnes’- Heroes Walk- the Update

October 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm 5 comments

Eric Barnes’ – Heroes Walk

Photo- Lisa Miller

A lot of dirt has been moved, beds have been prepared, tons of recycled crushed concrete placed and rolled and placed again and concrete pads laid in the past few weeks. Please bear in mind this is a donation and volunteer driven project.

We are very lucky our project coincided with the fact the City of Lorain and Lorain Utilities Dept. had to take the area where the “sludge bags had been stored ” and re-do the parking area and grassy area.

Charleston Village Society, along with our sister organizations Black River Historical Society and Lorain Growth Corporation were able to piggy back onto their project and as they designed and re graded the property to cut a path way through the trees joining Settlers’ Watch and the Admiral King Tribute space.

Please see video and article in the Morning Journal by Jessica James

So. where are we now?

Thanks to the generosity of Lorain City Schools donating the two granite benches , from the soon to be torn down Admiral King High School, we are able to honor the two graduates of Lorain City Schools with a bench each –
Army 1st Sgt Bruce Horner ( Admiral King High School)

and Marine Lance Corporal David Hall ( Southview High School).

Full benches will be part of the tribute spaces as well for Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Ryan Giese

and Sgt Louis R Torres

Each Tribute garden space will include a piece of hardscape art work- loosley based on a maritime theme

The hardscape pieces will be set in blue glass mulch and white limestone to tie in with the anchor center piece at Admiral King Tribute Space

At each entrance way ( Settlers Watch and Admiral King Tribute Space will be a sign – Eric Barnes’- Heroes Walk – the sign will be cutwork and have a 3 dimensional look- the colours are navy blue, silver and white incorporating the anchor from the Admiral King Tribute Site and the Eric Barnes Eagle from Settlers’ Watch. – smaller versions of the signs will be placed at each tribute garden with the name of the fallen hero and information pertaining to each son of Lorain

There are a great many other aspects to the walk- it will still be a work in progress until next summer. However we would like to invite everyone to the dedication of the walk way on Sunday November 11th and 11 am. 2012. 1st and Oberlin- Lorain Ohio
As always any donations goes 100 percent to the project – Should you wish to donate or help out in any way you can send your check to

Charleston Village Society Inc- 1127 W 4th Street, Lorain Ohio 44052 ( mark Heroes Walk on the memo portion) – should you wish to volunteer time , plants, ideas please contact or phone 440-246-6046

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aka/mozart  |  October 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    those young men are so worth remembering. Anyone who has fought and lost for this country….sigh………

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  October 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Well a couple of things I got more than one phone call yesterday berating me and people disappointed it seems people turned up one moth early October 11th for the November 11th dedication 🙂 I listened patiently before suggesting they come back next month- the date of course November 11th is traditionally Armistice Day however

    in World War One “It agreed to a cease-fire, signing the official armistice at 5 a.m. on November 11. The treaty took effect six hours later. On the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” as the saying goes, the world knew peace once again.

    The “War to End All Wars” had ended. For the next 36 years, America remembered November 11 as Armistice Day.

    However, as we all know, war broke out again in 1939. A new generation of Americans risked their lives in World War II and the Korean War. By 1954, the name Armistice Day didn’t sound right anymore. The scope felt too narrow. So Congress swapped out “Armistice” in favor of a word that could honor all of America’s veterans, and Veterans Day was born”.

    That is why we chose the dedication for the walkway on that day – and hopefully by the 11th a lot more will be accomplished at the site 🙂

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  October 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    OK 2nd concerning all you lovely graduates of Admiral King I have a job for you!!!! It seems you weren’t allowed to chew gum – fair enough but the granite benches tell a different tale – so anyone interested in taking their gum back off the benches 🙂

  • 4. Autumnal Lorain- Link up « That Woman’s Weblog  |  October 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

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