Ohio lawmakers push for Columbus site to designated as national veterans' museum and memorial

WASHINGTON – A museum and memorial under construction in downtown Columbus, Ohio, could become known officially as the national site for Americans to reflect on the experiences of veterans.

Rep. Steve Stivers and Sen. Rob Portman, both Republicans from Ohio, introduced legislation to designate the Columbus site as the “National Veterans Museum and Memorial.” A House subcommittee heard initial feedback on the idea Wednesday from veterans service organizations, which were mostly supportive.

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