Veteran’s MEMORIAL Park- The Veterans Council speaks

July 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm 1 comment


Part One \

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Once again it is with thanks to Dan Brady and his research as to the not so “swinging sixties” for what was up until this time Gilmore/Reid , Public Square, Washington Avenue Park ( Washington Park )
Dan Brady wrote about the World War Two Monument here
and what happened to the World War Two Honor Roll in the mid sixties

Not only were changes being made in the park it seems Jack LaVriha in his capacity of Chairman of the Lorain Memorial Association disagreed with an objection at a public hearing on changing the name of Washington (Ave) Park to LORAIN MEMORIAL PARK- he stated the Lorain Memorial association was comprised according to him of 14 Veterans Association , auxiliaries , churches schools, patriotic organizations and of the 5,000 veterans had 100% backing to change the name and that is apparently what happened according to the minutes


(Ed Note – Once again thank you to Nancy Greer Clerk of Council for her help in tracking down these minutes. Unfortunately we cannot seem to find the next name change ordinance a fact we will explore in Part 7)

So in 1967 a new monument to those who served in “ALL WARS” was erected with much respect and ceremony.
Courtesy of Dan Brady

How sad that same monument is being allowed to be used as a urinal a few decades later –

ED NOTE:where are the Veteran’s organizations, churches , schools and patriotic organizations today????

Jack LaVriha

And now we moved on to the next decades where there was much ado and much money involved……… and at the center of this movement was Jack LaVriha and the various organizations …..

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