DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominate Local Veterans for the Prestigious Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony

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Washington, September 7, 2016 | comments

PLANO, TX – To help honor Collin County’s local veterans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is extending the nomination deadline for the prestigious Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) award to September 16th, 2016.  This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans.  Veteran honorees will be recognized at a community-wide ceremony with special guest speakers, local community leaders, and Boy Scout troops lending their support. 

“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 megan.foreman@mail.house.gov by Friday, September 16th, 2016.  

Congressman Johnson will also be personally accepting completed nomination packets at the Grand Opening of Plano’s NEW VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic on September 16th, 2016.  For event details, CLICK HERE.  The Grand Opening is free and open to the public. 

To be considered for the CVC Award, 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

Veteran honorees will be determined by an independent board of community leaders and veterans.  Honorees will be announced mid-fall and the ceremony will be held December 10th, 2016.

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

Sam Johnson’s Plano Office:
1255 W 15th Street, Suite 170
Plano, Texas 75075

 

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