Ashland County Historical Society

Preserving the Heritage of Ashland County

Ashland County Veterans Memorial

The Ashland County Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of West Main St. and Cottage St., honors the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

On January 28, 1915, the United States Coast Guard became a military service and a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States. The Armed Forces are made up of five armed service branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. It, therefore, is only proper and fitting that the Coast Guard be added to the existing monument. This will include an engraved granite memorial stone and granite base plus an engraved granite bench. The new granite will match the existing monument. Included are two concrete foundations.

The Veterans History Committee of the Ashland County Historical Society is promoting the addition of the United States Coast Guard to the Ashland County Veterans Memorial as shown in the picture. The quoted cost to add the Coast Guard to the existing monument is $7,500.

We are asking for the support of the Coast Guard Veterans of Ashland County, plus anyone who would like to assist, in correcting the omittance of the Coast Guard on this monument. The goal is to raise the necessary funds and to complete the addition of the USCG by Veterans Day, November 11, 2017. All Ashland County Veterans organizations have been contacted to help in achieving this goal.

If you can assist in the correction of this excellent existing monument, please make checks payable to the Ashland County Historical Society and list Coast Guard addition. If there are anything excess funds received, they will be set aside by the Veterans History Committee for future Veterans Monument maintenance.

If you have any questions, please contact Cloyd McNaull at 419-289-3441, or email at