Remembrance Park At OSU Dedicated; Tressels Attend

The "Traditions" Monument(Photo: Sam Hendren)
The "Traditions" Monument(Photo: Sam Hendren)

Former Buckeyes head football coach Jim Tressel attended the dedication of a new park at Ohio State University Friday afternoon.   Tressel and his wife Ellen were among the benefactors who helped establish Remembrance Park.  The park honors more than a thousand Ohio State alumni who, as military personnel, lost their lives in service to the United States.


The centerpiece of the park is a memorial wall topped with plaques listing the names of those who died.  Nearby is a monument titled “Traditions” that the Tressels donated.  Jim Tressel says the park is a fitting tribute.


“With all the names of the Ohio Staters who served their country and lost their lives; the monument [to] athletics, academics, service and the military tying it altogether wasn’t my idea, but it’s brilliant and this is a special, special place,” Tressel said.


Tressel wore a scarlet Ohio State shirt embroidered with a Block “O” to the event.


“Oh gosh, I’ll always be a Buckeye,” Tressel said.  “I mean the University has given me opportunities that people only dream of.  So it will always be great.”


Remembrance Park is located at the northwest corner of Tuttle Park Place and Woody Hayes Drive.