On September 4, 2014, Ohio’s Governor signed into law Senate Bill 245
directing that a section of Ohio Route 264 (Glenway Avenue), approximately one-quarter mile long extending from Beech to Gilsey, be renamed the Elder High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway
to honor the men of Elder who died while serving in Vietnam. The bill also permits Elder High School to attach an “auxiliary marker” bearing the name of an Elder grad who was killed in action to the larger memorial road signs.
Each year, on Veterans Day, Elder High School pauses to not only honor those men, "The Elder Eleven," who made the ultimate sacrifice so many years ago`, but also those grads who died later in life from causes related to combat in southeast Asia.