” Victory ” no longer empty handed – V for Volunteers

August 25, 2013 at 11:44 am 5 comments

Photo Lisa Miller

Three Times the charm??? Apparently the lady first went empty-handed after the Lorain Tornado- then to vandalism !


You can find a saga from yesteryear here from Dan Brady’s Blog:






and now thanks to volunteers Ed and Karyn Ferraro of Buckeye Sheet Metal, and the hard work of Art Schwan and the Lorain Elks club who have adopted Victory park-




The V is back in Victory and the winged lady has her sword back – the palm frond will follow

ED Note- I did find through the internet a tid bit from a forum page – If anyone can verify it would be a great help and in the continuing mystery – does anyone know when the V was erected and by whom ?

““My name is John Weinbrandt and I live in Lorain, OH. It is to my knowledge that the so called “DARK ANGEL” was sculpted by my great grandfather Valentini. My great grandfather was commissioned from Italy sometime in the early 1900’s to work in Washington D.C. sculpting angels and other statues of that nature. After finishing his work in D.C. he got a job with Lorain Monument, and the “DARK ANGEL” along with all of the other angels (which are the similar only smaller in size) in Calvary Cemetery and the larger than life angel that heads Victory Park here in Lorain”


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Birthday——– Chris Ritchey—–August 21st 2013 What would Chris do??? Chris Ritchey

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  August 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    thanks for sharing 🙂

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    you are welcome and I am so glad the blogs were able to facilitate the process 😉

  • 3. Robert J. Gargasz  |  August 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you for this article. I enjoyed this very much.

  • 4. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    More to come Bob !!!

  • 5. Victory gets her sword | Lorain 365  |  August 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    […] soon. See more about the project here. Read more about the history of Victory Park and the statue at Loraine’s. […]

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