Today, President Trump signed the National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act into law. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) will congressionally designate the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio. This museum will provide an important venue to honor America's veterans and educate the American people about their sacrifice. Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH) introduced companion legislation that passed the House.
"Ohioans are grateful for the sacrifice and service of our veterans and their families," said Brown. "The National Veterans Museum and Memorial will honor all America's veterans and attract new attention to this important landmark."
"We are eternally grateful for the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and we are forever indebted to them for protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans," said Portman. "The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus will stand as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of veterans from Ohio--and all across America--who took it upon themselves to defend our American ideals. I look forward to visiting this memorial and paying my respects when it opens."
NOTE: This bipartisan legislation, which was introduced last year, will congressionally designate the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum's mission is to:
Honor Ohioans contributions through military service.
Connect civilians with veterans and their military experience.
Educate schoolchildren about the history and value of service.
In addition, the museum will host events for active duty and retired military members, including homecoming ceremonies.