West Virginia Veterans Hall of Fame
  • Petitioned West Virginia Governor

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West Virginia Veterans Hall of Fame

    1. James McCormick
    2. Petition by

      James McCormick

      New Haven, United States

The State of West Virginia has thousands of veterans. It is time to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of duty, which is why we need to create a state hall of fame that recognizes our combat valor award winners and those who do distinguishing actions in the service and out assisting veterans.   Recognizing our West Virginia Veterans  with a state approved Medal, Certificate for two areas. 1. Combat Valor Decorated Veterans and  2. Veterans that have went on to become instrumental in supporting veterans and veteran programs.

The West Virginia Veterans Hall of Fame would work with the State Department of Veterans affairs and the State Archives and History department, it would be comprised of volunteers and appointed Board Members that would meet to review applications and request awards to be presented at the appointed time. The Hall of Fame would present medals with a signed letter of appreciation from the Governor and have their story and name archived within the state archives so that future generations may locate and research their family and friends. The Hall of Fame would also request that an area be reserved on the outside wall of the state museum to have the names of those inducted inscribed on the wall. The By Laws, design of medals and certificates have been done if needed, but we recognize that the state has a medal that is already in production and in the state code that would be appropriate for the combat valor award nominees, (West Virginia Distinguished Service Medal)  which according to state code woudl be intended to present to veterans that have distinguished themselves in combat, in addition to this award for the Combat Valor veterans we also have the State Legion of Merit that would be fitting for those veterans that have committed to serving veterans, I feel that putting together resources and code already in place would be an option and cut cost greatly in order to bring about an appropriate and fitting recognition for service for our state's veterans. This petition is designed to generate support for The West Virginia Veterans Hall of Fame. Please feel free to contact me directly at james261968@hotmail.com (James McCormick-CPT -RET US ARMY) 

 

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    1. Governor and State veterans Affairs office are looking at this

      James McCormick
      Petition Organizer

      The State Veterans Affairs and Governor are looking at this very close now, please call to express yoru support for this project. This can be done using already established code and awards the state has already on hand. Just coordination and effort.

    2. James McCormick
      Petition Organizer

      The state has two awards already in place that could used to recognize the members of the WV Veterans hall of Fame. The WV Distinguished Service Medal and the WV Legion of Merit both are in WV Code 15-1G and recognize and apply. In addition to utilizing an already established awards system, the use of the state Cultural Center and Museum is an option for location of a plaque with each inductees name on it plus an ideal location for the induction ceremonies which would draw more people to the state museum each year. The State also has an ongoing system to capture the stories of each veteran and with the addition of a State Governor letter of appreciation the WV Veterans Hall of Fame would be complete and well within a manageable budget. If Managed by volunteers and with the use of students working for community service hours it would be cut to below $5000 a year perhaps lower, that is less than what one office pays for office supplies and employee luncheons each year. I think our veterans are worth that.

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    • Rebecca Ann Thompson CHARLESTON, WV
      • about 3 years ago

      The Combat Veterans of West Virginia need this. It is away that we can honor our soldiers of past , present, and to show the future generation that we honor what they do for our Freedom and Homeland safety. "It is just the right thing to do".

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    • Rebecca Ann Thompson CHARLESTON, WV
      • about 3 years ago

      We need to recognize our Combat Veterans past, present, so the future will have the courage to come and do the same to keep our Freedom and our Homeland safe, "it is the right thing to do"'

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    • James McCormick NEW HAVEN, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      Tie together the two state medals the WV Dist Service medal and WV Legion of merit, get the state museum to give us some wall space and a plaque to inscribe names of inductee's then get the Governor to offer a letter of appreciation to the veterans inducted we could have a WV Veterans Hall of Fame and it would be effective and well within any budget given to us. It can and should be done.

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    • Lisa Groves INSTITUTE, WV
      • over 3 years ago

      I hope this will happen. This is so badly needed. When I contacted the Governor Tomblin's concerning some Veterans issues I was told by scheduling Secretary Sherry Stone that my issues weren't a part of his protocol. Veteran Voters you better wake up and realize that we are not important or respected.

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    • Heather McCormick NEW HAVEN, WV
      • over 3 years ago

      This is something that is long overdue to our veterans and supporters. Please consider and psuh this forward to reality.

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