WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Bob Latta and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) in urging the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) to keep a dedicated full-time supervisor at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-in-Bay amidst an internal review that could result in the role being shared with an out-of-state NPS site.
“Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is one of Ohio’s most visited National Park sites, and its staff depends on federal resources to provide access and educational programming,” Brown said. “The National Park Service must consider the proven success and cultural significance of Perry’s Victory Memorial.”
According the NPS, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial – which welcomes more than 130,000 visitors each year – commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and celebrates the peace between the United States, Britain, and Canada that has continued since the war.