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The Road Of Remembrance


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Post 218 Officers
Our Emblem
The Road Of Remembrance
Membership In The American Legion
American Legion Auxilliary
Sons Of The American Legion
American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard
The Middletown Memorial Day Association
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Calendar of Events
DD-214 Forms
Flag Etiquette
Purple Heart Award
VA Healthcare System of Ohio


Labor Day, September 6, 1920, a ceremony was held at the corner of  Michigan Blvd and Dixie Hwy ( now Main Street and 14th Avenue ). The festivities included a parade led by the Nate Kunin Band.  The Girl's Welfare Association ( hospital volunteers ) had raised money for the Road of Remembrance. Young trees were planted on both sides of the road ( S. Main ), one for each of the 1,100 "  Men of this community who had served in the Great War." The one mile double line of trees is marked by four monuments.  

Middletown was the first commuinty in the U.S. to dedicate such a Road of Remembrance. Many of the trees have lived out their lives and been removed, the monuments are still visible - two in front of the American Legion Post 218 on S. Main Street, one on Route 4 near Garden Manor Retirement Village, and another one across Route 4 from Garden Manor by the church.