State Senator Larry Obhof (R–Medina) was honored today by the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution with the Silver Good Citizenship Medal.

The medal is given to individuals who have displayed unusual patriotic achievement and service. It is presented to persons of prominence in areas of government, religion, education, business, and other professions.

“I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Obhof. “I have worked hard to improve our education system by bringing more rigor to Ohio’s history curriculum and by focusing on the events and ideas that form the foundation of our democracy.”

Senator Obhof was selected because of his work on Senate Bill 165 during the 129th General Assembly. Senate Bill 165, known as the “Founding Documents Bill,” requires the state’s history curriculum standards to include the study of Ohio’s and the nation’s founding documents. Specifically, the bill adds the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, the U.S. Constitution, and the Ohio Constitution to Ohio’s history curriculum.

The Silver Good Citizenship Medal is the highest level of recognition for public service given by the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder, also of Medina, was the recipient of last year’s award.

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