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Recognize deserving veterans for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame; nominations due June 30

Published: June 22, 2014 12:00 AM

Columbus - The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame honors veterans who have served their communities following military service. The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2014 is June 30.

"The veterans selected for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame are the heart and soul of our communities, the people who didn't stop serving when they came home from the military," said Tim Gorrell, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. "They're the people everybody counts on to do the things that need to be done to make Ohio a great place to live. I encourage everyone to take the time to nominate the veterans that they know for this honor."

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to recognize the achievements of veterans in community service after their military service ended. Charter members of the Hall's Class of 1993 included the six Ohio military veterans who were elected President of the United States and all Medal of Honor recipients from Ohio. Honorees include astronauts, government officials, police officers, community leaders and veterans' advocates.

The Hall of Fame Executive Committee, made up of veterans, a maximum of 20 inductees annually. Men and women chosen for induction into the Hall come from all eras, all branches of service and all walks of life.

Honorees selected for this year's class will be inducted in a ceremony in Columbus on Nov. 6. All Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame members are honored in a permanent display on the second floor of the Riffe Center in downtown Columbus.

Additional information, nomination guidelines and forms are available at http://dvs.ohio.gov/veterans_hall_of_fame.aspx

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