COLUMBUS — The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting nominations to recognize those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to their communities, states, and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service, or philanthropy.

Each year, the hall of fame inducts up to 20 former service members based on recommendations from an executive committee of veterans from throughout the state and approval from the governor of Ohio.

To be considered, the veteran must meet the following criteria: Be a past or current Ohio resident; have received an honorable discharge; and be of good moral character.

This hall of fame sets the standard for recognizing Ohio’s veterans for accomplishments beyond their military service.

“Chances are you know a veteran who deserves to be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame,” Ohio Department of Veterans Services officials said in a release. “You are encouraged to nominate that deserving veteran today.”

The nomination deadline is Monday, June 1. Guidelines, a sample nomination, and more information are available at