Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave their lives in defense of our country.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum is grateful to our veterans and there are 57 Distinguished Members, 15 Outstanding Americans, and three Medal of Courage recipients who have wrestled and served their country.
We want to say thank you to our veterans, and encourage you to thank them, for their service and for all that they have sacrificed.
The relationship between the Armed Forces and the sport of wrestling dates back thousands of years.
From the early days of mankind to the modern soldier, wrestling, also known as combative arms by the military, has been a big part of battle and modern-day training.
Our Board of Governors made it a priority in the renovation of the museum to include “Glory Beyond the Sport – Wrestling and the Military,” which recognizes the contributions of wrestlers in the military.
Because of COVID-19, the Hall of Fame remains closed at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and will open as soon as we are able to do so safely.