The Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame, Inc. (AMVHOF) is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] that is based and incorporated in Arkansas whose objective is to publicly emphasize the honor brought to our state and nation by the sacrifice of Arkansas Military Veterans and their families.
The primary purpose for which the corporation has been organized is exclusively charitable and educational; more specifically, to honor Arkansas military veterans and to educate Arkansans through the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame (AMVHOF) Website of their outstanding accomplishments.
Up to fifteen Arkansas military veterans will be inducted into the hall of fame and awarded the “Hall of Fame Medallion (™)” recognizing their military service to our nation and to the State of Arkansas during the annual banquet. Of the fifteen inductees, up to ten will be selected exclusively for their valorous military service to our country and up to five will be selected for their combined military/civilian service to our community, state, and nation.
The organization evolved out of a series of conversations among Arkansas veterans in late autumn of 2010 – after a dialogue exploring the need for an Arkansas veteran’s hall of fame. It was determined that such an organization did not exist in Arkansas, a revelation that evoked both surprise and a motivation to create such an entity.
On April 4, 2011 the Arkansas State Legislature and the Governor recognized the newly formed AMVHOF with a Joint Resolution.