News & Events
Late April - Tunnel Tours
May - Annual Flower Planting
May 30 - Traditional Memorial Day Ceremony
June 19 - Juneteenth Celebration at the Monument
July 4 - Flag Planting in our Garden Beds
November 11 - Veteran's Day Program
Remembering Neil K. Evans
The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission mourns the passing of Neil K. Evans, former Commissioner and Past President of the Monument Commission. Neil passed peacefully at the age of 85 on Sunday, December 26th. Neil served the Monument as a Commissioner from 1993 through 2011 and served our nation as a Navy officer aboard mine sweepers during the Korean War and at the Bay of Pigs.
July 4th Flag Planting
Please plant a flag along our
Court of Honor flower beds in
recognition of the veterans listed in
The Cuyahoga County
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
who fought to preserve the
union we celebrate today.
Tie a ribbon and tag to the flag to honor your special veteran.
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument to Host Juneteenth Celebration
The Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument – which honors the citizens of Cuyahoga County who fought and worked for the Union in the Civil War – to host a community Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The family-friendly event will feature programming dedicated to the origins of Juneteenth, including readings of General Order No. 3 and dialogue about its meaning. Story time featuring books from the Cleveland Public Library, coloring stations, snacks and Monument tours will also be available for guests.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Date: May 30, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - Noon
Location: Northwest Steps of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument at 3 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114
Please join us this Memorial Day for a ceremony honoring traditional Decoration Day in accordance with G.A.R. General Order 11 and the laying of wreaths. We are honored to have keynote speaker Rear Admiral Duret S. Smith, M.D., Retired and VFW State Chaplain Major Christopher Zurawski providing our invocation and benediction.
2022 Tunnel Tours
April 30 and May 1, 2022
This year's Tunnel Tours were a great success thanks to our knowledgeable staff, dependable volunteers, and our wonderful visitors. If you were not able to make it to this year's event please like our Facebook page and check back here for more information on next year's tour.
If you would like to learn more about the tunnels check out a special glimpse we gave to Ideastream.
This holiday season the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is presenting "Patriotic Santa" as a free public event. Join this historically accurate Civil War Santa pulled from the pages of Harper's Weekly.
Take a photo with Santa for free on your personal device from 11:00am to 6:00pm during Winterfest, November 27. Santa will also be available from 11:00am to 1:00pm December 4, 11, and 18.
In 1862 and 63 Thomas Nast, an illustrator for Harper's Weekly merged the elfin imagery from his native Germany and the European mythology of Santa Clause to create what we know of today as the American version of Santa.
Join Us and Experience Patriotic Santa
November 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
December 4, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
December 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
December 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
20th Anniversary of 9/11/2001 Terror Attack Remembrance Ceremony
The Remembrance Ceremony will began at 8:30 am inside the memorial room of the Monument marking the time of each of the significant moments in the timeline of September 11th, 2001. At 11:00 am the proceedings moved outside to the Northwest corner of the Monument's esplanade where a formal Memorial service was held.
Program of the Day's Events - Click Drop Down Arrow
Ohioans Honored in Our 9/11/2001 Memorial Exhibit Accompanying the Day's Ceremonies - Click Drop Down Arrow to See Those Included
In preparation for the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, the Monument is looking to connect with Ohio residents who have a personal connection to the events of 9/11 or know a former Ohio resident whose story should be remembered as part of the ceremony. To date, Monument staff have compiled the names of 13 Ohioans whose stories will be presented and highlighted on a display inside the Monument. The names to be honored include: