News & Updates
First Wednesday of the Month
July 6 Joseph Ratermann, Ret. U.S Military Service Major… “Edison State, A Purple Star College, Serves Veterans”
August 3 Michelle Collett and Zeke…“Sheltie Zeke Comforts Veterans at Story Point in Troy”
September 7 Dave Duchak, Miami County Sheriff…“Got a Gun? You Need to be Current on Ohio Gun Laws”
October 5 Ray Snedegar, Ret. U.S. Air Force…“Operation Babylift at Vietnam War’s End”
November 2 Selena Loyd, Director Miami County Veterans Services…“An Update on Miami County Veterans Services”
December 7 Rex Maggert, Historian…“The Daily Life of a Civil War Soldier”
Dayton Recognized Miami Valley Veterans Museum
as Hometown Hero on May 17
What an incredible evening being honored as a Hometown Heroes recipient at the Dayton Dragons game. We'd like to thank Reynolds and Reynolds for their generous donation, the Dayton Development Coalition for their support of this program, and the Dayton Dragons for seeing merit in what the museum is doing in the community.
May 15, 2022
Dayton, Ohio — The Dayton Dragons will recognize the Miami Valley Veterans Museum as a “Hometown Hero” honoree during a special inning break of the Dragons game on Tuesday, May 17 against the Quad Cities River Bandits at Day Air Ballpark in the heart of the Water Street District. The game will start at 7:05 p.m.
The Dayton Dragons shine the spotlight on the military, past and present, through the Hometown Heroes program. This program hosts military families at every Dragons game, recognizing outstanding military organizations and individuals.
The Miami Valley Veterans Museum is a non-profit museum with a mission to hold onto the legacy of our local veterans. Founded in 2009, it provides a repository for uniforms, military equipment, personal effects, and other artifacts representing all six branches of the U.S. military from 1745 to the present day. Supporting a multi-county community, it also provides a meeting place for veterans. The museum holds programs such as monthly veteran coffee gatherings, educational outreach programs, special events, and other online programs.
The museum recently started its “Valley Veterans” public address program. This is a TV program that focuses on themes of interest to local veterans and includes interviews of veterans sharing their story. The Miami Valley Veterans Museum is currently filming its newest “Valley Veterans” program and looks forward to sharing the heroic stories of the veterans right in our backyard