Here’s The Story Behind The Massive Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument In Cleveland
By Nikki Rhoades|Published February 23, 2022
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Throughout the United States, travelers may encounter a number of landmarks with the name “Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.” The name is a catch-all to honor those that have served, but many of these monuments were erected over a century ago to honor those that served in historic wars. Here in Cleveland, our own Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument nods to Cuyahoga County veterans that served in the Civil War… and, boy, does it have a story to tell. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Cleveland is a truly historic landmark in a modern city.
The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Cleveland has a fascinating history. Have you ever stepped inside this fascinating landmark? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!