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Burgess requests nominations for Congressional Veteran Commendation

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U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26)

U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) announced Thursday a salute to honor local veterans and requests nominations for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation.

The Congressional Veteran Commendation, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, honors the distinguished veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District and preserves their stories for future generations of Americans, according to a news release from Burgess’ office.

“Through their service to our nation, American veterans have preserved our freedom and the many liberties we enjoy,” Burgess said. “These brave men and women deserve our gratitude and praise. It is a privilege to recognize outstanding veterans in Texas’ 26th Congressional District by honoring their service with the 2018 Congressional Veteran Commendation.”

2017 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients with U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. (left to right:) Paul Perez, Jr., Donald Graves, Congressman Michael Burgess, Paul Farrar, Johnnie Yellock II and Donald Phillips.

To nominate a veteran for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation, fill out the nomination form. The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 17. The completed nomination form, along with any additional information pertaining to the veteran’s service, should be submitted to Burgess’ Lake Dallas office.

To be eligible for nomination, veterans must currently reside in the 26th District of Texas, have served the nation honorably during their military career and subsequently demonstrated dedication to their community, according to the news release.

Individuals selected to receive the Congressional Veteran Commendation will be recognized and honored at the annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon sponsored by the Highland Village Business Association on Nov. 9.

Those who receive the Congressional Veteran Commendation will be given the opportunity to submit an interview to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. For more information on this project, visit the Library of Congress’ website.

For additional information regarding the Congressional Veteran Commendation, the Veterans History Project, nomination forms, or to confirm residency within the 26th District of Texas, contact Burgess’ Deputy District Director, Robin Vaughan, at 940-497-5031.

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