Obelisk Replacements

November 18, 2016

West Virginia will be the next state to install a granite obelisk. The Ruritan Civic Service Organization has fundraised for several years to replace the fiberglass obelisk. Jerome, from the W Virginia Ruritans, spent 2 days at the Grove repairing the brick pad and preparing it for the new obelisk. Thank you Jerome!

The Medal of Honor Grove was dedicated in 1965. California, Mississippi, Nevada and Ohio were the first to be dedicated on May 30, 1968 with fiberglass obelisks. Over the years 30 fiberglass obelisks have either been replaced or originally dedicated with stone. Our goal is to have every state represented with a stone obelisk. There are various types in the Grove - Limestone, Marble (not a good choice for the outdoors), Granite and one has a stone from every county in the state, N. Dakota, which is truly the most unique.


To date, the following states still have fiberglass obelisks:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota & Washington


If you are a member of an organization that would like to raise the funding to install a granite obelisk in any of these states, please contact us at: contact@friendsmohgrove.org for guidance.

November 10, 2016


The Maryland Military Historical Society fundraised to replace the fiberglass obelisk in the Medal of Honor Grove in Valley Forge, PA with a granite one. It was installed on November 10th.

Watch the video here