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Deadline for submitting nominations approaching

| April 26, 2019

COLUMBUS – The deadline for submitting nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is just weeks away and we want to hear from those who know former service members who are excelling and making a difference in society.

Now in its 26th year, the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame recognizes those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to our communities, state and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service or philanthropy.

Each year, the hall of fame inducts up to 20 veterans based on recommendations from an executive committee of veterans from throughout the state and approval from the governor of Ohio.

The deadline to submit nomination forms for consideration for the 2019 class of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is June 1.

Chances are you know a veteran who continues to serve selflessly in their post-military life, a former service member who is going above and beyond to impact others.
The hall of fame also can accept nominations for those who would be inducted posthumously.

To be considered, the veteran must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a past or current Ohio resident
  • Have received an honorable discharge
  • Be of good moral character

This hall of fame sets the standard for recognizing Ohio’s veterans for accomplishments beyond their military service. In addition, it is a fitting way to say thank you for your service to our nation and thank you for your continued service to our communities.

Guidelines, a sample nomination and more information are available at

To learn more about the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame and see the full list of inductees, go to OhioVets.gov.

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