OHIO CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE END OF WWI
Red Poppy Remembrance
On May 24, 2018, the Ohio Department of Transportation commemorated the centennial of the end of World War I by unveiling its World War I Red Poppy Remembrance Garden at the Interstate 70 eastbound rest area in Madison County, Ohio. The garden – located between mile markers 70 and 71 - honors the people who lost their lives in WWI, raises awareness of Ohio’s role in WWI through interpretive signage within the garden, foster partnerships with Veterans Service Organizations, and enhance motorists’ experience as they travel through Ohio.
More than 1,600 full-size red poppies will fill the nearly one-third acre garden. The blooms will be spectacular from May through July, so plan to visit the garden soon!