Statehouse ceremony honors Ohio military dead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixteen fallen military members from Ohio have been honored in a ceremony on the grounds of the Statehouse.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) presided over the event Tuesday in Columbus ahead of Memorial Day, honoring those killed during the past two years.

The 16 were awarded the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction, presented by state legislative leaders to family members. Afterward, the fallen were recognized again during a wreath-laying ceremony.

Before the ceremony, family members of the fallen met privately and individually with Kasich.

The governor also asked during the noontime ceremony for a moment of silence for the lives lost in Monday’s tornado in Moore, Okla.

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