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Working cooperatively with the Orrville American Legion Post in a 50/50
joint venture, we built the Veterans Memorial in the Crown Hill Cemetery
to honor the deceased veterans of our community. The Memorial was
dedicated in 1965 and sits on land belonging to the City of Orrville. Both
the VFW and the American Legion share whatever burden is required to
maintain the memorial. In 2008, a concrete landing slab was installed to
provide ease of access to the Memorial, especially for those in wheel
chairs. Additionally, time had taken its toll on the masonry joints and
some shifting had occurred. The bricks and stones were all set right and
the joints were pointed to provide a few more decades of honor.
The Veterans Memorial is the end point of the Memorial Day Parade where
community members gather to pay their respects. Our Post shares
responsibility with the American Legion for organizing the annual parades
by providing a Grand Marshall, color guard and honor guard. On
even-numbered years, the VFW Post assumes those duties of leadership and
In compliance with the national mission of the VFW to “honor the dead by
helping the living” our Post has provided numerous services to the
community. We have provided U.S. flags to all schools in the Orrville
School System since the end of World War II. One member couldn’t remember
exactly when that practice began, but he did recall replacing all of the
flags with 48 stars after Alaska became the 49th state in January, 1959.
Later that same year, Hawaii became the 50th state and our Post provided
the replacement flags with new ones having 50 stars. Since then, the
Orrville School System still contacts us whenever they need U.S. Flags.
When the new OHS football stadium was built, we provided the flag pole and
we continue to replace the U. S. flags on a periodic basis. We also
provided all new flags for every classroom in the new schools that opened
for classes in 2008.