The Ohio Holocaust & Liberators Memorial was dedicated in a ceremony held at the Ohio Theatre on Monday. Three years in the making, the memorial was designed for over $2 million by Daniel Libeskind, the son of Holocaust survivors and Polish native. Survivors, liberators, and other state officials joined Gov. John Kasich in the dedication of the memorial as he urged survivors to tell their stories.
In honor of the 12 million people murdered during the Holocaust, the Ohio Bicentennial Bell was rung 12 times. The ceremony also included a candle lighting and music by The Harmony Project Choir and musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra.
This upcoming Friday, June 6, marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. ONA members are reminded of free access to columns by Ernie Pyle.