Kent has a rich and storied past that includes Native Americans, the Cuyahoga River and early pioneers. Along came Zenas Kent, John Davey, Kent State University, and the rest is history.
From the Civil War to Vietnam, Kent has always been a City with people that make a difference. So much so in fact they were willing to risk their lives in hope of changing the direction of a country at war.
Kent State University is now seeking to make sure that the May 4th memorial site on the Kent State campus is forever recognized for the role it played in changing the course of a war being fought half way around the world.
The City recently received notification from the US Department of Interior that Kent State is pursuing the designation of the May 4th memorial site as a national historic landmark. The historic designation process can take 6 months to a year so nothing is imminent but it’s a well deserved recognition for a meaningful site.
Here’s the letter from the US Department of Interior: