The proposed Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial features a circle of stately, granite monuments honoring the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard that form a circle around a flagpole heralding the United States flag. A granite, hexagonal collar around the base of the flagpole highlight the names of veterans killed in action and other Purple Heart recipients. This is our hallowed ground.
On the opposite side of each service branch monument there will be one of the following: a POW/MIA dedication, a Gold Star Families dedication, the Veterans and Donor Recognition walls. An outer circle of poles display the flags of all five branches of the US Military.
In the outermost edge of the Memorial, twelve black granite benches provide laser-engraved images of US war fighters as well as scenes from US wars and conflicts ranging from the Revolutionary War through the the War on Terrorism. Located at the intersection of Morris and Millikin Roads at Heroes Park, the proposed Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial will serve as an entrance to a recreational complex at the park. The Master Plan for Heroes Park also includes upgraded playground equipment in age-defined areas; a Police and Fire Memorial and a proposed covered stage and amphitheater for outdoor events.
Which Veterans will be included on the center core memorial?
Veterans who entered the service while a resident of Fairfield Township and were wounded or killed in action will be listed on the center core memorial.
How will other Veterans who entered the service, while a resident of Fairfield Township, be recognized?
There will be a listing of other Veterans on the back of one of the Service Branch Memorials.
Can current residents, who are veterans, be included in the memorial in any way?
Yes. Veterans who are now residents of Fairfield Township may apply to be included on the Monument Listing of Other Veterans. Proof
of service must be documented.
What are the donor levels?
Bronze: $100-$249. Silver: $250-$499. Gold: $500-$999. Diamond: $1000 or more. Different size donor plaques will reflect different donor levels. Larger sponsorship options for monuments, flagpoles and benches are also available.
How can I give to the Fairfield Township Veteran’s Memorial?
There are three ways:
1)You can visit the Fairfield Community Foundation website and make a contribution on line or by calling the Fairfield Community Foundation at (513) 829-6355.
2)You can send in a donation by check using a contribution envelope either included in this brochure or handed out at a presentation by a fund-raising volunteer. If no envelope is included, please send your donation to:
Fairfifield Township Veterans Memorial c/o
The Fairfield Community Foundation,
5350 Pleasant Ave, Fairfield, OH 45014
Are contributions to the Faifield Township Veterans Memorial tax deductible?
Yes but, please double check with your tax advisor. Money for construction and maintenance of the Memorial will be held by the
Fairfield Community Foundation a tax exempt 501c3 corporation certified by a rigorous audit to be in compliance with the National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations.
Who can become a donor or sponsor?
Any individual, family, group, organization or business can become a donor or sponsor. Donors of $100 or more will be listed on the
Donor Wall. Sponsors will be identified on or beside the item they are sponsoring.
Where will the memorial be located?
The Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial will be located in Heroes Park in the south east quadrant of the Morris and Millikin Roads
intersection. Entrance to the Memorial will be behind the administration building.
Who’s making the effort to establish the Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial?
The Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial Fund Raising Committee is headed by Dr. Fred Valerius. The Project Committee which includes Veterans who served in Vietnam, or during the Vietnam Conflict, developed the vision for the conceptual design of the Memorial.
How much will the project cost?
The estimated cost is $325,000.Fairfield Township has contributed $50,000 to the design and construction of the memorial
Who will own and maintain the Memorial?
Fairfield Township will own and maintain the Memorial.
Who should I contact if I have more questions about the Memorial or funding for the memorial?
You can find more information on our facebook page by calling Fred Valerius at (513) 737-3591