Nomination Rules

The Delaware County Veterans Service office recognizes the efforts of Delaware residents who’ve worn the uniform of nation’s armed forces then continued to contribute to their communities, state and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service and philanthropy. The nomination packet MUST focus on achievements and contributions outside of and above and beyond military service. This program is not intended to focus on what military members accomplished while in uniform.

Who is eligible?

The veteran nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Delaware county
  • Must have received an honorable discharge
  • Must be of good moral character

Common errors when submitting nomination packets:

  • Packets exceed 10 pages
  • Information focuses on military accomplishments rather than post-military achievements
  • Packet is not organized by sections #1 through #6

Definition of Veteran

The definition of veteran, Ohio Revised Code 5903.01 – Veterans means any person who has completed service in the armed forces, including the national guard of any state, or a reserve component of the armed forces, who has been discharged under honorable conditions from the armed forces or who has transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service.


For the Nominators:

Information in the packets shall not be falsified in any manner.

Include final discharge papers, such as DD Form 214. If nominee received several discharges please provide the final discharge paper with the nomination packet. Discharge papers can be requested from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63132, or by calling 866-272-6272. You may also seek assistance from the Delaware County Veterans Service Office.

The nomination packet must not exceeding 10 pages on 8.5” x 11” single sided paper – excluding nomination form and discharges papers. Packets exceed 10 pages will be returned to the nominator.

Do not include original documents in nomination packets and attachments become property of the Delaware County Veterans Service Office.

Do not include documents such as newspaper articles that lose legibility when copied. Rather, send a clean, legible 8.5” x 11” copy of the article or document.

Posthumous nominations will be accepted.

Nomination packet deadline: October 1, 2021

Who is not eligible for inductions into the Hall of Fame?

All state elected officials, members of the General Assembly, members of the Governor’s staff, the director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and members of the County Veterans Service Commission are ineligible for induction into the Delaware County Veterans Hall of Fame until two years after they have left their position, may waive the two-year requirement for nominees 70 years of age.