The purpose of this website is to bring to life the personal and military stories of some of the soldiers from the Cleveland, Ohio area who died in World War I. As part of a tree memorial established in 1919 and known as Liberty Row, Cleveland attempted to immortalize 850 of its more than 1,000 war dead.
The 51 soldiers profiled in this website are a subset of an unknown number of soldiers who were commemorated in the Shaker Heights' and Cleveland Heights' geographic section of Liberty Row. The exact numbers are unknown because of inaccuracies in the existing list of names of the dead and the disappearance of some of the bronze plaques that bore their names. In the future, the research begun here may expand to include information about soldiers who were honored in other sections of the memorial.
The authors are a researcher/writer and a website designer who want to keep alive the memory of Liberty Row and the young men it enshrines.