Sam Johnson Calls on Community to Help Honor Local Veterans

Nominations for Annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Now Open

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Washington, May 24, 2016 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce that nominations for his Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) ceremony are now open.  This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans.

“North Texas is home to many men and women who have donned the uniform in defense of Freedom,” said Johnson.  “Many of these patriots are so dedicated to serving others that when they retire from active duty, they continue to serve their community in a variety of ways.  To honor these exceptional hometown heroes, it is my distinct honor and privilege to provide an opportunity for our community to learn about – and thank these veterans – for their service and sacrifice.”  

Johnson continued, “I encourage all Collin County constituents to consider the veterans they know for nomination: their family members, friends, neighbors, and work colleagues.   This ceremony is a unique way to show our veterans our deepest gratitude and utmost respect for their service.  And as a former military officer, I can also attest to how vital it is that we share our veterans’ stories – it is how we preserve America’s legacy of freedom and inspire our Great Nation’s future leaders.”

Anyone may nominate a veteran, and they may nominate as many veterans as they like.  Complete nomination packets should be mailed or hand-delivered to Johnson’s Plano office (address below) or emailed to Megan Foreman at by Friday, September 9th, 2016.   

To be considered, veteran nominees must meet all of the following criteria:

  • They must currently reside in the Third Congressional District;
  • They must have served as active duty military personnel or been reservists called to active duty; and
  • They must be retired or honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

2016 CVC Nomination Form

For additional information, please call the Plano office at (469) 304-0382 or visit Congressman Johnson’s website.

*Honorees will be announced in the fall and recognized at a public ceremony in December of this year. 


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