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File #: 0379X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/26/2018 In control: M. Brown
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To Commemorate the Opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Commemorate the Opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum

 

 

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WHEREAS, On Saturday, October 27, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum opened in Columbus, OH with the mission to HONOR Americans’ contributions to our country through military service, CONNECT civilians with veterans and their experience, INSPIRE visitors to serve their community and nation as engaged citizens, and EDUCATE schoolchildren about history and value of service; and

 

WHEREAS, The National Veterans Memorial and Museum began with a vision from the late Ohio Senator John Glenn, who understood the pressing need to carefully preserve not only the names, dates and battles, but the intimate memories, personal belongings and painful losses of our nation's veterans; and

 

WHEREAS, The exhibits displayed in the National Veterans Memorial and Museum were designed with input from a committee of veterans and active duty personnel to ensure not only an accurate depiction of military service, but an emotional sincerity that is unique from other wartime museums; and

 

WHEREAS, The National Veterans Memorial and Museum project was managed by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) and its President and CEO Guy Worley. With the help of architects Allied Works Architecture, landscape designers OLIN, exhibition designers Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and builders Turner Construction, the CDDC has created a landmark structure that highlights the Scioto Peninsula; and

 

WHEREAS, Retired Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter will serve as the inaugural President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum after serving 35 years with the US Army; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: 

 

That this Council does hereby commemorate the opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and commends all of the members of the armed forces that serve and have served this great country.