(Posted April 8, 2020)
The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting nominations to recognize those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to out communities, state, and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service or philanthropy.
Each year, the Hall of Fame inducts up to 20 former service members based on recommendations from an executive committee of veterans from throughout the state and approval from the governor of Ohio.
To be considered, a veteran must meet the following criteria:
• be a past or current Ohio resident;
• have received an honorable discharge;
• be of good moral character.
Sam Felton Jr., honored at the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2019 induction ceremony said, “This Hall of Fame sets the standard for recognizing Ohio’s veterans for accomplishments beyond their military service. In addition, it is a fitting way to say thank you for your service to our nation and thank you for your continued service to our communities.”
Previous Hall of Fame inductees from Madison County include Michael J. Chakeres, Dennis B. Ehrie Sr., and James G. Saunders.
The nomination deadline is June 1. Guidelines, a sample nomination, and more information are available at dvs.ohio.gov.