The grotto was built in 1867-1868 when it was known as the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and later the Dayton Soldiers Home. Signed into legislation by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1865, the home was established in 1867.
Tours of the grotto will be available during the American Veterans Heritage Center’s 12th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2016 from 11 AM to 6 PM on both days. This year’s festival theme is Honoring Women in the Military. The event is family friendly including free admission and free parking with food trucks, craft vendors, free live music & entertainment! Festival activities include: honoring ceremonies, historical military reenactors, guided historical tours, children’s activities, barrel train, kid’s corner, gardening, equestrian team, Miami Valley Military History Museum and more.
We congratulate our randomly drawn winner Charles Dickerson of Kettering! Rapid Fired Pizza certificates are coming your way!
We challenge you to tell us where in the Dayton area this photo was taken by filling out the form below. We’ll do a random drawing from all those with a correct answer and the winner will get 2 pizzas from Rapid Fired Pizza.
We’ll post the winner next Monday with details about the photo as well as a new photo to challenge your knowledge of the Dayton area.
Thanks for playing and good luck!
Here’s our Mystery Photo for Week 16: