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|Lee and Sherian Shriver looking up relatives |
who served in WWII (Julianne G Crane)
While we were reflecting in the 32-foot by 24-foot sandstone structure, Sherian and Lee researched several relatives who served in the military during WW II. A number of large ledgers list the name of all Ohioians who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service for their country during war conflicts.
Dedicated in April 27, 1947, this Shrine continues to be a joint project of Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and the Ohio Federation of Women's Clubs.
In an agreement ODNR has with the nearby Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility, youth now provide daily maintenance of the facility. In addition to opening and closing the Shrine , youth from the facility ensure the proper display of the American and Ohio flags.
|Sherian Shriver (Julianne G Crane)|
In addition to the Memorial Shrine, according to the ODNR, the surrounding Mohican-Memorial State Forest includes 32 miles of hiking trails; 22 miles of bridle trails; 8 miles of snowmobile trails; 24-mile mountain biking trail; 10 "Park and Pack" campsites; a fire tower; 1.5-mile Discovery Forest interpretive trail.
On the last Sunday in September each year the Ohio Gold Star Mothers sponsor a pilgrimage to the Shrine and hold a special program.
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Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
East of I-71, exit 165 on State Route 97, near Loudonville, Ohio.
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It is only about 4 miles east
Mohican State Park
3116 State Route 3
Loudonville, OH 44842
Camping reservations: (866) 644-6727
-- Julianne G. Crane
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