In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
Remembrance Park At OSU Dedicated; Tressels Attend
Former Buckeyes head football coach Jim Tressel attended the dedication of a new park at Ohio State University Friday afternoon.Â Â Tressel and his wife Ellen were among the benefactors who helped establish Remembrance Park.Â 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.Â Nearby is a monument titled â€œTraditionsâ€ that the Tressels donated.Â Jim Tressel says the park is a fitting tribute.
â€œWith 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,â€ Tressel said.
Tressel wore a scarlet Ohio State shirt embroidered with a Block â€œOâ€ to the event.
â€œOh gosh, I’ll always be a Buckeye,â€ Tressel said.Â â€œI mean the University has given me opportunities that people only dream of.Â So it will always be great.â€
Remembrance Park is located at the northwest corner of Tuttle Park Place and Woody Hayes Drive.