Portman, Brown Introduce Legislation to Designate Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum as National Museum

April 5, 2017 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act,  legislation to designate the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus as the National Veterans Museum and Memorial. The museum will serve as a landmark Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH) introduced companion legislation in the House.

“Our veterans have made countless sacrifices on our behalf, and we owe our freedom and liberty to their bravery,” said Senator Portman. “It is important that our future generations know about the selfless sacrifices made by so many men and women of the armed forces and their families. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is one way we can commemorate not only brave Ohioans, but all Americans veterans. I hope the Senate will join us in supporting this legislation."

“Ohioans are grateful for the sacrifice and service of our veterans and their families,” said Senator Brown. “The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is a fitting tribute to those who’ve served, and designating it as the National Veterans Museum and Memorial will honor all America’s veterans and attract new attention to this important landmark.” 

NOTE: This legislation will designate the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio as the National Veterans Museum and Memorial. The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum’s mission is to:

  • Honor Ohioans contributions through military service.
  • Connect civilians with veterans and their military experience.
  • Educate schoolchildren about the history and value of service.

Additionally, the museum will host events for active duty and retired military members, including homecoming ceremonies, ROTC trainings and graduations, celebrations, and parades.

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