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Fallen Motorcyclist Memorial

Between raindrops, we were able to get in a short ride. We like exploring backroads, so we set off into Ohio (from WV) and happened upon a tiny sign for the Fallen Motorcyclist Memorial.
Here's the link as shown in Roadside America


Hopedale, Ohio

The Fallen Motorcyclist Memorial resembles the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC: a long wall inscribed with names of the dead. Each end of the wall is bookended by a full-size 2-D motorcycle carved from granite. The memorial is built so that as more motorcyclists die, the bikes at each end can slide outward so that more slabs can be added.

At its 1993 dedication, the central black granite "Motherstone" was flanked by only two slabs of names. Now the memorial extends several hundred feet with dozens of slabs.

My better half gazing over the many names on the unfortunately expanding wall.

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