national veterans memorial and museum

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Richard Hoffman

WOSU's project Letters From Home is sharing stories from isolation—how Ohioans are getting through this pandemic, alone and together.

All Sides Weekend: Bob Hope And The USO

Jan 31, 2020
Comedian Bob Hope entertains sailors of the U.S. 6th Fleet Saratoga at the flagship's anchorage in the southern Italian port of Gaeta, in this Dec. 19, 1970 file photo.
AP File Photo

In May 1941, Bob Hope performed his first USO show at March Field in California. The performance was the beginning of a five-decade partnership.

National Veterans Museum Set To Open Bob Hope Exhibit

Jan 27, 2020
Comedian Bob Hope entertains sailors of the U.S. 6th Fleet Saratoga at the flagship's anchorage in the southern Italian port of Gaeta, in this Dec. 19, 1970 file photo.
AP File Photo

An exhibit exploring comedian Bob Hope's major tours and travels during World War II is set to open this month at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus.

Ernie Hartong and his daughter Erin Sogal.
StoryCorps COLUMBUS / WOSU

Ernie Hartong enlisted in the army during the Vietnam War. Today, he volunteers at Columbus’s National Veteran’s Memorial and Museum.

Ernie sat down with his daughter Erin Sogal to reflect on his service, how soldiers stayed in touch with loved ones at home, and how he works to communicate his experience to young people.

Google Commons

The Ohio Auditor’s Office says a food vendor’s failure to pay $122,000 in rental fees at the old Franklin County Veterans Memorial went undetected for years.

Downtown Columbus
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Three years in the making, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum opens Saturday on the banks of the Scioto River. 

The new National Veterans Memorial And Museum.
Daniel Konik / Ohio Public Radio

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum will open to the public next month. But this one of a kind facility isn’t in the nation’s capital - it's in Ohio’s capital city.

Infinite Impact

The Veterans Memorial and Museum has been in development in downtown Columbus since 2015, but last week it added an adjective: It's now the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.