On occasion we receive feedback from the public regarding
our ceremonies, Web site and the events we sponsor. If you
wish to share feedback about the Ohio Military Hall of Fame,
then please Contact Us.
Here are some of the many comments we've received...
"I am sending you this e-mail because I just attended the 8th Annual Induction Ceremony over at Veterans Plaza at the Ohio State House. I want to tell you what a spectacular event this was!! My sisters and I attended because we wanted to see what it was going to be like on May 2, 2008, when our uncle, Lawrence W. Skaggs, will be inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor. We were so impressed!! The ceremony is very distinguished and so emotional. You have put something together there that makes it very hard to put into words how much it means to people.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
We are looking forward to seeing you on May 2, 2008!!
"To everyone that made the 2004 ceremony a day I will
never forget, I thank you. I will be at every induction ceremony
in the future. Thanks again."
Gary Rood 2004 inductee
"Greetings! I am writing on behalf of my cousin, Mike
Krieger, and my aunt, Mrs. Patti Jean Sprecher. My uncle,
Kenneth Ned Sprecher, received the Medal of Valor at the Ohio
Military Hall of Fame ceremony last Friday, May 7.
My aunt, mom, cousins and I attended Friday's ceremony. My
uncle is deceased, so my cousin Mike accepted the medal. It
was a wonderful ceremony and very moving. It was a beautiful
setting, and we especially enjoyed the songs sung by Detective
Thanks very much!"
Bobbi Marschall- Niece of Kenneth Ned Sprecher
"I was very impressed! What a marvelous ceremony!!
I was humbled in the presence of those who've distinguished
themselves "above and beyond!!" I've wanted to make
this trip for the past five years, but always had other comittments."
"My father George P. Terhanko was inducted to the Hall
of Fame on May 6. I want to express to you how impressed we
were of the Ceremony. I wish we could have stayed longer but
the 3 hour ride each way was taking a toll on Dad. I want
to thank you for accepting my Father’s application and
inducting him this year. I plan on attending the induction
ceremonies in the future in honor of the future inductees."
"I was able to find and read your paragraph on the recent
induction of veterans into the military hall. I hope you will
take the time to read the stories of these courageous people
who gave so much so we can have liberties we enjoy today.
I was appalled that the press did not cover this more in a
positive light and take pride in the contributions of these
veterans. We were very proud of the state of Ohio and those
volunteers who organized and performed the ceremony. In these
times of making heroes of sports players who get arrested
for various offenses,we forget about our military troops past
and present.If not for these brave men and women we could
not enjoy the luxuries we have today.The stories that were
read at that ceremony on May 6th were something out of an
action movie,but this was real life. Amazing things are done
by ordinary people in extraordinary situations. We are proud
to be from Ohio and to have our family member inducted and
proud of those other inductees.We are thankful that they did
what they did.It is too bad some of them,including our father
did not live to see the day. It is also too bad that we forget
to learn from others' experiences and make real heroes out
of those deserving of more and got less. Thank you for your
"I am sending this note on behalf of family
of Virgil F. Anderson, recent inductee.We had a wonderful
time and were so proud of all of the veterans.It made us so
proud to be Ohioans even though we call Florida home now.
The ceremony was absolutely a great event and you should be
proud to recognize deserving individuals and to keep the military
presence in the fore front.My husband is retired Navy veteran
and stated he had never seen such a wonderful tribute such
as the one you provided.
We spoke to several people and some of the veterans themselves
and they were all speechless.
Thank you for honoring our father and all the other wonderful
veterans.He was one who,at times was ashamed and never called
attention to what he did."A job and it had to get done".We
are proud of him and his accomplishments as well as the other
veterans who were honored.It is so sad that we do not learn
from our heritage and from others who have been through the
trauma of war.
Again, thank you for a job well done. We wish all of you
fair winds and following seas in your endeavors and hope to
come up again for this wonderful tribute.We hope the media
will pay more attention to such a positive event.
Have a good day."
Mike and Connie Wolfe