COLUMBIANA COUNTY State effort to recognize military honor recipients

The names of Medal of Honor winners would be inscribed on granite markers.
LISBON -- Columbiana County commissioners are considering joining an effort to recognize Congressional Medal of Honor winners from each Ohio county as part of the state's 2003 bicentennial observance.
The commissioners said Thursday the Governor's Office of Veterans' Affairs is asking for names of Medal of Honor recipients who were born in, lived in, or are buried in each county.
A letter from the veterans' affairs office says the state wants a marker erected at all county courthouses in the state.
The black granite markers would be inscribed with the names of those awarded the nation's highest military honor.
The state wants each county to dedicate their plaques during a ceremony the week of Memorial Day 2003.
Cost: Part of the project calls for participating counties to spend $500 to $1,500, depending on the size of the marker.
A state veterans bicentennial committee will review the list of Medal of Honor winners submitted by each county to ensure there are no duplications and that no one is left out.
Columbiana County has residents who received the award, but it is unclear right now how many.

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