Washington, DC – Yesterday, the National Veterans Memorial Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by the entire Ohio Congressional Delegation including Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH), was signed into law by President Trump. The legislation designates downtown Columbus, Ohio, as the site for the National Veterans Museum and Memorial.
“I am pleased to see the National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act is now law,” said Renacci. “This is something the Ohio delegation pushed for together and it’s great to see we helped make the Columbus designation a reality.”
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, while 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.
The Buckeye state is home to nearly 1 million (864,923) veterans and my own district is home to 48,000. I am proud that H.R 1900, cosponsored by all Ohio House members, would designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum being constructed in Columbus, Ohio as the “National Veterans Memorial and Museum.”
Once completed it will be the only public museum of its kind that exists for the exclusive role of sharing the experiences of veterans across all eras, conflicts, and branches of the military. This impressive building, currently under construction, is scheduled to open this year.