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9-11 Memorial and
Boulevard of 500 Flags in Eastlake Ohio

Just east of Cleveland in the suburb of Eastlake Ohio is an inspiring memorial to remember the attacks of 9-11 and to honor military veterans, police, fire and others who have risked their lives for us all.

According to the Boulevard of 500 Flags website, the idea for the Boulevard of Flags was born after Memorial Day in 1995.

Eastlake Boulevard of Flags

It was suggested to Veterans groups that it would be nice to see the veterans who served our country from the Eastlake area be saluted everyday, not just on Veterans Day or Memorial Day.

Eastlake Boulevard of Flags


Presently there are plaques with names of many local veterans on these flags. The 18 flags at half-staff honor those 26 Servicemen killed in action from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Memorial Plaque

Last Battle Veterans memorial

Veteran name in Memorial

Veteran name in Memorial

Eastlake Veterans Memorial

Eastlake Veterans Memorial

Armed Services flags in Eastlake Ohio

Armed Services flags

Eastlake Boulevard of Flags

In addition, there is an America Remembers Memorial with the base in the shape of the Pentagon, the two pillars represent the World Trade Center and the center grass represents the field in Shanksville, PA.

America Remmebers Memorial in Eastlake Ohio

America Remembers Memorial in Eastlake Ohio

America Remmebers Memorial in Eastlake Ohio

America Remmebers Memorial in Eastlake Ohio

Granite from Pentagon on 9-11

Granite from Pentagon on 9-11

Shanksville Pennsylvania grass in Eastlake

Shanksville Pennsylvania grass

World Trade Center beam

World Trade Center beam

World Trade Center light

World Trade Center light

9-11 and World Trade Center Memorial in Eastlake Ohio

At the same site is an Eternal Flame which commemorates the arrival of the Olympic Torch on June 10, 1996 as the Olympic Torch made its way through the United States from Greece to Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics. The Torch Ceremony attracted nearly 5,000 people to the area for that very special celebration.

Eternal Flame in Eastlake

Eternal Flame in Eastlake

Eternal Flame in Eastlake


It is very easy to find the Boulevard of Flags and 9-11 Memorial. Take the 91 Eastlake Exit off Rte 2 (as if you were going to the Lake County Captains Ballpark) and travel North on 91 till it ends at Lakeshore Blvd.( Rte 283) Turn right (east) and the Boulevard is just a few hundred feet on your right. You may want to visit at night when the flags are illuminated.



Eastlake Boulevard of Flags

Eastlake Boulevard of Flags


Take a look at this short walking tour video of the Eastlake Boulevard of Flags and Memorials. (Make sure you click on the icon in the lower right to watch it full screen).



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