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World War II Memorial at Marion Cemetery

A tribute to Marion veterans, the ornate WW II monument at the Marion Cemetery was dedicated in 2001 and is currently one of the largest memorials to WWII Veterans of its kind outside Washington DC. The names of local men & women are inscribed on an awe-inspiring black granite structure.

World War II Memorial at Marion Cemetery
620 Delaware Ave.

Marion, Ohio 43302

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Local Number: (740) 389-9770

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Sunday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Special Hours: Or to dusk.


Adults and children alike: FREE



WW II Memorial

This is the largest memorial dedicated to WW II outside of Washington DC and was dedicated in 2001. The memorial is located inside the gates of the Marion Cemetery.

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