National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Retired military man and his wife.
Jo Ingles

Veterans around the state gathered today at events to honor their service. Many within the state met at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus.

96-year-old Cecil Myers was a tech sergeant in Guam during WWII. And when the war was over, he went to Europe to help rebuild communities. He says it bothers him when he sees elected officials fighting over politics so often these days.

photo of Gino Zimmer
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

A travelling memorial to Ohioans killed in the War On Terror will be in North Olmsted after stopping in Richfield over the weekend.

a photo of military helmets
JO INGLES / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

The newly opened National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus is open this weekend to celebrate Veteran’s Day.

Museum project manager Amy Taylor says the new $82 million, 53,000 square foot facility is unique.

“This museum is special because it tells the story of veterans from the dawn of our country, all the way through to the present. And while we certainly have branch of service museums and conflict museums, this is the one place that takes all of those stories from all of those conflicts and from peace time and tells it all in one place.”

Donald Trump victory in Cincinnati
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