COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) will attend the grand opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, located at 300 W. Broad St., at 2 p.m.
Renacci and other Members of the Ohio congressional delegation worked together for years pushing for the establishment of this museum and for it to be located in the Columbus area.
“The Veterans Memorial and Museum will serve as a civic landmark to honor, connect, inspire and educate all Americans about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s more than 40 million veterans. There are almost 22 million living veterans throughout the United States, and 40 percent of Americans live within an 8-hour drive of Columbus; making this site an ideal location to invite our veterans and their families to learn about the service, the sacrifices, and to honor generations of American Veterans,” said Renacci.
Ohio is home to nearly 1 million veterans, and the 16th congressional district which Renacci represents is home to almost 50,000.
Retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, former secretary of state under President George W. Bush and a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, president of the memorial and museum, are among notable veterans who will attend and take part in the ceremonial events.
The museum will be open to the public from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, with the last entry allowed at 8 p.m.