COLUMBUS – The15th annual induction ceremony for the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 2. The ceremony will take place in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse.
This year’s class includes representatives from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps who served during the Indian Wars, the Civil War, World War I and World War II, as well as the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam.
These remarkable Ohioans have all gone above and beyond the call of duty and performed heroically in specific combat actions against armed enemies of the United States of America. For their actions, they have received such commendations as the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.
The 2014 inductees were born in or entered military service from, or currently reside in various towns and cities in Ohio, including Amelia, Baltimore, Basil, Batavia, Bridgeport, Canal Winchester, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dublin, Hamilton, Kingston, Lancaster, Lebanon, Marblehead, Martins Ferry, New Richmond, Tiffin, Wayne and Youngstown.
The ceremony will bring the total number of Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor inductees to 258, of whom six have received the Medal of Honor.
The induction ceremony will be open to the public. Currently, Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and Congressman Patrick Tiberi have been invited to speak at the event, which will culminate with the singing of “God Bless The USA” by Brian Michael Smith.
The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor is a 501(c)(19) non- profit organization, established in 2000 to recognize Ohio servicemen and women who were decorated for heroism while in combat situations. Visit the website at www.ohioheroes.org for more information regarding the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor, the noble service members who have been inducted into its ranks and opportunities for charitable giving.