The Morristown Historic Preservation Association’s project for 2009-2010 is re-construction of a veterans’ honor board that stood in the community during and after World War II. During the war years, communities across the Ohio Valley erected large signs containing the names of the servicemen and women, who were serving their country in that Great War. Morristown’s Roll of Honor board stood at the corner of Main and East Cross streets for many years. Many residents remember the board, but all that remains is a photo.
Service to country was an integral part of the “greatest
generation’s” lives. By re-creating the original Roll of Honor
board, MHPA will bring back an important 20th century monument.
Additional panels will be included in this reconstruction,
containing the names of Morristown area soldiers who served in
conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq.
MHPA has partnered with the Advanced Design students in the
Building Preservation and Restoration program at Belmont Technical
College on this project.
The Morristown Roll of Honor Board will be located in the
Lynn-Hunkler Memorial Park inside the main park entrance where it
will be a site of interest for visitors to the National Road, the
Morristown Historic District, and park.
Funding for this project has come from the Belmont County
Tourism Council and proceeds from the 2008
Old-Fashioned Bake Auction.