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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty, Stivers Bill Supporting National Designation for the Veterans Memorial and Museum Signed into Law

Jun 22, 2018
Press Release

Beatty, Stivers Bill Supporting National Designation for the Veterans Memorial and Museum Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15), and former Congressman Pat Tiberi to designate the new museum and memorial being built in downtown Columbus as the “National Veterans Memorial and Museum” was signed into law by the president. In the Senate, the effort was led by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

“I am proud that the National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act is now law,” Beatty said. “Columbus is the perfect place for this historic and awe-inspiring museum that will serve as a permanent landmark to so many brave Americans and as a memorial to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.” Beatty continued, “I want to thank the entire Ohio Congressional Delegation for working together in a bipartisan fashion on this bill, and I cannot wait to see, hear and experience everything the museum has to offer.”

“Americans from all over the country will be able to come to Ohio to honor and remember the sacrifice and service of our nation’s veterans at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum,” Stivers said. “I would like to thank all of the Members of the Ohio Delegation, as well as the Members of Congress from across the country on the committees who believed in this project and helped make this designation a reality. I am looking forward to celebrating the opening of America’s National Veterans Memorial and Museum soon.”

The museum, located at 300 West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio, will serve as a civic landmark to honor, connect, inspire and educate all Americans about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. 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.

The museum broke ground for construction in December 2015, and is a public-private endeavor with state and local dollars matched by private contributions from several foundations and corporations. The grand opening date for the National Veterans Memorial and Museum is expected summer 2018.

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