WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act, new legislation to designate the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus as the National Veterans Museum and Memorial.
“Ohioans are grateful for the sacrifice and service of our veterans and their families,” said 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.”
“We owe our freedom and liberty to the sacrifices of our veterans,” Portman said. “This legislation will ensure that the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum honors not only the sacrifices of brave Ohioans, but all American veterans. Our veterans deserve to be commemorated and I hope the Senate will join us in supporting this legislation, and ensure the preservation of an important tribute to our men and women of the armed forces.”
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.