A former congressman, a radio personality, and an artist will join the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
Thursday, Governor Bob Taft inducted 19 new members with backgrounds in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Cold War. Honorees and family members of the deceased received special medallions and certificates recognizing community service and philanthropic achievement.
"These remarkable Ohioans have given selflessly to our state and country both during and after their military service," stated Taft. "Our freedoms are protected and enhanced by the efforts of these honored veterans and all veterans who contribute to making the world better."
Ohio started the country's first Veterans Hall of Fame in 1992. Currently, the program includes the names and efforts of 560 statesmen and women.