COLUMBUS – The deadline for submitting nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is less than one month 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 28th year, the 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 Ohio Veterans 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.
Last year, the Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2020 in a series of individual ceremonies due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we're not sure what form this year's Induction Ceremony will take, it is once again time to illuminate outstanding service after service.
The deadline to submit nomination forms for consideration for the 2021 class of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is June 1. Please don’t delay. Nominate a worthy candidate today.
You most likely know a veteran who continues to serve selflessly in his or her post-military life -- a former service member who is going above and beyond to impact others.
(Note: The Hall of Fame accepts 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. It is also a fitting way to say “thank you for your service to our nation and thank you for your continued service to our communities.”
Again, the nomination deadline is June 1, 2021. Nomination guidelines, a sample of a completed nomination form and more information are available at our Hall of Fame Nomination page.