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Capitalizing on Columbus’ strengths as a forward-thinking city, we continue to “Live Forward” to help rebuild Columbus’ economy and support the local community during the COVID-19 crisis. Though many events have been cancelled, Ohio has slowly begun the process to reopen doctor’s offices, retail shops, restaurants and bars, salons and general businesses if the proper guidelines are followed. Attractions throughout Columbus remain closed and the Governor has continued the stay-at-home order with those business exceptions.

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Columbus Letters to Veterans


Central Ohio Veterans in nursing home facilities are alone and missing their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Experience Columbus and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum joined forces to launch the Columbus Letters to Veterans campaign--inspiring us all to pay it forward during this difficult time. From Thursday, April 23 through Thursday, April 30, we encourage you to write letters of hope and resilience to the Veterans at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. You can include kind words of support, drawings from your kids or even a photo of your patriotism. So join us, Columbus, as we write letters and brighten the days of Veterans who can't be with loved ones during this time!



Send your letters of support to the Chillicothe VA Medical Center:

Chillicothe VA Voluntary Service (135)
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


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We would love to see your letters! Snap a photo and share them with us on social media: @experiencecolumbus and @nationalvmm.


Free Letter-Writing Service

If you don't have letter-writing supplies at home but still want to participate, Cascata Gifts is offering free handwritten mail services. Just send them an email at or text to 614-638-1006 with what you want the note to say and they’ll make sure it’s transcribed with a physical letter sent to the facility. 



See more about what Columbus offers for military veterans