On Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Columbus, Ohio, Governor Ted Strickland and Bill Hartnett, Director of the Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services, inducted 20 members of the Class of 2009 into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. A bronze plaque is dedicated to every class memorializing those veterans inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is administered and sponsored by the Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services. The Hall of Fame is not a military hall of fame. Those selected for the honor of induction are veterans who have honorably served their country through military service and continue to serve and inspire their fellow citizens with their deeds and accomplishments throughout their lifetime.