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North Texas is home to fine Americans and exceptional veterans. To honor our community’s brave veterans’ service and sacrifice, in 2011 I established and proudly hosted the annual Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) for the Third District of Texas. This nominations-based program was designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of veterans. The CVC also works to preserve these veterans’ stories for future generations of Americans. 

CVC recipients are selected by a board and are publicly honored during a special ceremony.  

2017 CVC

The Seventh and FINAL Annual Veterans Commendation Ceremony and Reception was held on October 28, 2017. I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the 20 honorees!  
These veterans represent several branches of our Armed Services, but more importantly they represent several generations of faithful service to the protection of our Great Nation.  

It was great to have such a large community turnout to help pay tribute to these outstanding veterans for their military and civilian service.  I’m thankful we were able to pass down our honorees’ examples of patriotism, bravery, and love of country to future generations!

Meet the  2017 Veteran Honorees: