Honoring our Wounded Warriors

The first Wounded Warrior Monument in the state of Ohio was unveiled  at the Medina VFW Post 5137.  Spearheaded by Mr. Bob Bader, a member of Post 5137, the Wounded Warrior Monument honors our heroes that have protected our freedom. Mr. Bob Bader spearheaded the fund raising activities as well as the design and manufacture of the statue.   The inspiration for the monument came as Bader was walking through the VFW hall in North Olmsted and he notice a veteran doing the moonwalk on his prosthetic “blades.”

The Wounded Warrior Monument was sculpted by Milano Monuments of Cleveland Ohio, and is from black granite from Africa.   SFC David Hack, CEO of US Wings, is shown in front of the monument.  US Wings and Sgt. Hack are among the sponsors of the Wounded Warrior Monument.
On the day of the dedication more than 1200 people showed up at the Medina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137 to participate in a poker run to raise money for service members who have been severely injured.  The event raised more than $18,000. The “wounded warrior” statue is the first monument in Ohio dedicated solely to veterans who have been injured in battle. Drive down Rt 42 north of Medina. Stop and give honor to those who sacrificed their lives for our country.
If you’d like to read Sgt. Hack’s blog, the link is here.