Monday, September 3, 2012
Sundial Presented to the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in 1933
On September 3, 1933, the Wormen's Relief Corps, McMeens Post No. 48, presented a sundial to the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home as a part of the Home's Golden Jubilee Celebration. At the presentation, Rev. A. J. Funnell of the First Presentation gave the invocation. Miss Etta Mehling sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Speeches were given by Commandant Perry Null, Wilber Phillips, and Major E.T. Thorson. Mrs. Perry Null spoke about "The Significance of Time."
The base of the sundial has an inscription that reads:
McMeens Corps No. Forty Eight
Womens Relief Corps
In Grateful Remembrance
To the Grand Army of the Republic
Upon This Our Golden Jubilee
Nineteen Thirty Three
Around the sundial are the words:
New Days, New Ways Pass By
The Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, now known as the Ohio Veterans Home, has been home to thousands of honorably discharged United States Veterans since 1888. Also on the grounds of the Ohio Veterans Home is a cemetery which serves as the final resting place for many men and women who served our country through military service.