Ohio National Guard News

Governor hosts annual wreath-laying at Statehouse

Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Pavlik, ONG

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and Myles Eckert were joined by Maj. Gen. Deborah A. Ashenhurst, Ohio adjutant general, and other cabinet members during the annual Governor's Wreath-Laying Ceremony honoring fallen Ohio service members during Memorial Day weekend, on May 22, 2014, in the Statehouse Atrium in Columbus. Eckert, son of the ceremony's guest speaker and Gold Star Wife Tiffany Eckert, made national news earlier this year as the boy whose $20 gift to an Ohio National Guard Airman sparked an effort that has raised $1 million for children of fallen service members. View Myles' story.

wreath laying ceremony at State House

color guard Go. John Kasich with Myles Eckert
Gov. John Kasich speaking Gov. Kasich shakes hands with vet
Guest speaker guest speaker and Gold Star Wife  Tiffany Eckert Lt. Gov Mary Taylor and vet
Mayy 22nd wreath laying ceremony group pic