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AS7DHSCRMBDK7H4NP6XB76CETU.jpgNovember 7, 2018: Gov.-elect Mike DeWine speaks at the Ohio Statehouse during his first news conference since winning Tuesday’s midterm election. (Jeremy Pelzer)

Governor-elect DeWine is a Veteran Champion!

At the top of his list is an issue that affects Ohio Service members, Veterans and their families and our economy! Leveraging Veteran talent as an economic development imperative makes good business and people sense.

Gov-elect DeWine indicated that he’ll name someone to a “cabinet-level rank” position to handle matters related to military installations in the state, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near DeWine’s Greene County home.

Read the full article, here.

The Grand Opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.


Citizens from across Ohio, the City of Columbus, and the Veteran community came together on October 27, 2018, to make history.

The video is a wonderful tribute to this memorable and powerful event.

“Forty-two million Americans have served in uniform in the history of our nation,” event keynote speaker retired General Colin Powell said, adding that the museum “will show their faces, their letters, their fears, their bravery, their anxious families waiting for them to return. You will hear their stories, you will see their photos and their videos.”

Read the Columbus Dispatch article here.

Vanguard Veteran extends our gratitude to the following Veteran Champions and Veteran Advocates:

  • Senator and Mrs. John Glenn
  • The Ohio Congressional Delegation
  • The City of Columbus
  • Franklin County Commissioners
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lex Wexner
  • The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation
  • Ohio’s Veteran Community Leaders.

We are honored to have the national Veterans memorial in Columbus.  – Lt.Col. (Ret.) Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz

“To me, there is no greater calling. If I can inspire young people to dedicate themselves to the good of mankind, I’ve accomplished something.” – Senator John Glenn, Colonel, USMC Retired.

“There’s nothing more ennobling than serving a cause greater than yourself. I have not met a single person who did that kind of sacrifice that didn’t say it was the most rewarding thing they’ve ever done.” – Senator John McCain

Veterans Day 2017: More Religious Leaders are Targeting Ministry to Military.

Despite the recognition of their service, especially on Veterans Day, more in-depth care of veterans’ and service members’ needs is often overlooked.

Even in houses of worship.

That’s something retired Air Force Lt. Col. Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz wants to change, and she’s working with local religious leaders to do that. Read the full Columbus Dispatch article, here.

May 2017: Service offers respite for bruised souls.

To read the full This Week News article, click here. 

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Veterans, members currently serving in the armed forces, their families and the community are invited to this unique ceremony honoring living warriors and their resulting “soul injuries” from military and/or combat experiences.