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Photo of red poppies at Madison County rest stop

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!


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 ODOT Supports America's Veterans

The Ohio Department of Transportation is a proud supporter of veterans and their families. ODOT actively encourages our veterans to join its workforce. In particular, ODOT's veteran apprentice program helps connect former and active duty military service members to careers in highway maintenance.
Learn more about the program. Visit ODOT's Veteran's Information website.

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Red Poppy Memorial Garden Dedication

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Ohio Celebration of WW I