13th Annual Induction Ceremony Ohio Military Hall of Fame

Friday, May 4, 2012 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The thirteenth annual induction ceremony for The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor Class of 2012 will be conducted on Friday, May 4, 2012. The ceremony will take place in Veterans Plaza at the Ohio Statehouse, commencing at 11:30 a.m.

This year’s class includes representatives from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps who served during World War II, as well as the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East.

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 Navy Cross, the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.

This year’s inductees were born in and / or entered military service from, or currently reside in various towns and cities in Ohio, including Aberdeen, Ashland, Cambridge, Campbell, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Columbus Grove, Dayton, Dundee, Granville, Kenton, Lebanon, Liberty Township, Lima, Marysville, Monroeville, New Concord, Port Clinton, Roseville, Springfield, Tiffon, Toledo, West Mansfield, Wilmington, Youngstown, and Zanesville.

This year’s ceremony will bring the total number of Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor inductees to two hundred and eighteen, of whom five have received the Medal of Honor.

The induction ceremony will be open to the public. Currently, Governor John Kasich, Congressman Patrick Tiberi, and Thomas Moe, the Director of Ohio’s Department of Veterans Services, are scheduled to participate in the event, which will culminate with the singing of “God Bless The USA” by Brian Michael Smith. A tentative program for the ceremony is attached.

The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor was established in 2000 to recognize Ohio servicemen and women who were decorated for heroism while in combat situations. Please visit our website (www.ohioheroes.org) for more information regarding The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor and the noble service members who have been inducted into its ranks.

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