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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Reps. Beatty, Stivers, and Tiberi Bill Supporting National Designation for the Veterans Memorial and Museum Passes House Committee

Nov 2, 2017
Press Release

Reps. Beatty, Stivers, and Tiberi Bill Supporting National Designation for the Veterans Memorial and Museum Passes House Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs unanimously passed legislation (H.R. 1900) introduced by Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH) to designate the new museum and memorial being built in downtown Columbus as the “National Veterans Memorial and Museum.” The entire Ohio Delegation, Representatives Steve Chabot (R-OH), Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Robert E. Latta (R-OH), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Mike Turner (R-OH), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Tim Ryan (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Jim Renacci (R-OH), and Jim Jordan (R-OH), are cosponsors of this legislation.

“Today, Columbus is one step closer to being the home of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and I can think of no better place to honor, connect, inspire and educate all Americans about the selfless service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans,” said Beatty. “I am proud to see that the bill unanimously passed out of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and I look forward to continue working with Representatives Stivers to get this important designation before the full House and onto the President’s desk.”

“As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I understand the need to educate people on our military, while also sharing and preserving the stories of the incredible sacrifices our veterans make for our freedoms,” Stivers said. “I am proud to support this museum for all of the great contributions it will make for central Ohio and the veterans community across the country. It is exciting to see this bill move forward, and I hope it will be brought up for a vote by the full House of Representatives soon.”

“Our service members bravely answer the call to serve our nation,” said Tiberi. “The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is just one way we can honor them and their families, and ensure future generations know about the many sacrifices they made for us. I am pleased that the House Committee on Veterans Affairs unanimously passed our bill. This is great news for Ohio’s veteran community.”

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 more than 22 million 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, following the generous donations from Les and Abigail Wexner, the State of Ohio, Franklin County, and many other foundations and corporations. The grand opening date for the National Veterans Memorial and Museum is expected to be in the summer 2018.

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