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.