Honoring Ohio's Veterans
A Guest Column by State Senator Bill Beagle
November 10, 2016
 
[ Bill Beagle Home | Bill Beagle Press ]
 
 

Veterans Day is a time to pay special tribute to the courageous military men and women who have answered the call to defend the principles of freedom, liberty and democracy. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the end of the First World War, the day was later changed to Veterans Day to honor all American service members. 

Among the millions of American military veterans we honor today is John Moore, Sr. of Dayton. Moore, who heroically served in World War II, was drafted into the Army in 1943. During his time of service he climbed to through the ranks in the 2261st Quartermaster Trucking Company stationed in Bangladesh.  

After the war, Moore returned to the Dayton area and where he became the first African-American to serve as chief of personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and a member of the Dayton Foundation. Moore’s dedication to service brought great success in helping to start the Montgomery County Job Center, launching a mentoring program and educational scholarships for youth, and serving as a champion for increased diversity and inclusion in the workforce and to businesses that were awarded government contracts.

Earlier this month, Moore was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in honor of his service both in the military and as a leader in the Dayton community. The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to recognize the post-military achievements of veterans, like Moore, who continue to contribute to their communities after their military service has ended. 

On days like today, it is important for us to recognize and honor the individuals who have used their passion for service to better the communities they have sacrificed to protect. 

Ohio is home to over 860,000 veterans, with more than 55,000 residing in Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Darke counties. It is likely that you may know a veteran whether they are a family member, friend, or someone in the community. My colleagues and I in the Ohio Senate will continue to explore new ways to make Ohio a better place for our veterans to live, work and raise a family.

I hope you will join us this Veterans Day, and every day, in honoring Ohio's military veterans. We owe these men and women our deepest gratitude, and we thank them for their service.  

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Beagle Announces Approval Of $9.65 Million Investment In Sinclair Community College

 

"Serving more than 300,000 students across the state, it is important to continue to invest in community colleges that play a key role in Ohio's workforce development," said Beagle.



 
 

PHOTO: Beagle Joins Governor For Signing Of Senate Bill Raising Awareness For Deaf Culture History

 

"Deaf history is rich and complex, but not without adversity," said Senator Beagle, who sponsored the legislation in the Senate. 



 
 

Beagle Welcomes Industry Leaders To Statehouse For Ohio Aerospace Day 2017

 

"Aerospace Day is an important opportunity for us to showcase the many facets of Ohio’s rapidly evolving aviation industry and to inform policymakers about how we can lead in promoting this robust economic sector," said Beagle



 
 

ADVISORY: Beagle Announces Ohio Aerospace Day 2017 At Ohio Statehouse

 

COLUMBUS - State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City), Chair of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee, invites you to join him for a gathering of government, industry and academic leaders to discuss the future of Ohio's aerospace and aviation industry on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Statehous