The City of Columbus will hold a dedication of the newly completed green space at Indiana Avenue and State Street to memorialize the life of Army Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter on Saturday, June 23rd. The dedication ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m.
Hunter, a 23-year-old graduate of Columbus East, died on August 2, 2017, as a result of a suicide car bomb while providing security during his first deployment in Afghanistan. He was deployed to Afghanistan just one month before his death.
The Indiana Avenue green space, one of two newly completed spaces as part of the State Street Bridge and Corridor Project, features a pedestrian friendly landscaped brick way, crushed pavement, and puzzle benches. In addition, engraved bricks adopted by community members in order to celebrate the revitalization of State Street, have been installed as part of the brick way.
Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Councilman Dascal Bunch will be on hand to offer remarks regarding the dedication of the green space to Hunter, who was an east side Columbus resident.