Memorial garden dedicated


XENIA — After five summers of work, the Legacy Village Memorial Garden was dedicated Sept. 6.

With local dignitaries and Legacy Christian Academy students watching, the garden — located where a hospital once stood — was dubbed “A Place of Healing” by committee members.

It features a gazebo, small pond, and myriad flowers and benches creating a serene place for those wanting to eat lunch, read a book or just sit and reflect.

The Home Depot store in Washington Court House donated dirt, grass seed, cement pavers and pads, flowers and bushes and sent workers to install fences and posts.

Legacy Village sits on the 253-acre site of the former Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans’ Home, commissioned by Lincoln and founded by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1869.

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Scott Halasz | Xenia Daily Gazette A large crowd attended dedication the Legacy Village Memorial Garden dedication ceremony.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/09/web1_DSC_4382.jpgScott Halasz | Xenia Daily Gazette A large crowd attended dedication the Legacy Village Memorial Garden dedication ceremony.

Legacy Village Memorial Garden Committee Chair Carol Lynne Usher addresses the crowd prior to the ribbon cutting.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/09/web1_DSC_4366.jpgLegacy Village Memorial Garden Committee Chair Carol Lynne Usher addresses the crowd prior to the ribbon cutting.

The gazebo provides a quiet place for people to sit and relax.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/09/web1_DSC_4373.jpgThe gazebo provides a quiet place for people to sit and relax.

Visitors might see a frog or two in the pond.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/09/web1_DSC_4380.jpgVisitors might see a frog or two in the pond.

Xenia Daily Gazette

Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.

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