Nominations being accepted for Congressional Veteran Commendation

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) announced that nominations are open to honor local veterans 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.

“Our nation’s veterans have proudly and honorably served our country and preserved our freedom, and it is because of their service that we enjoy all the liberties we are afforded,” said Dr. Burgess.

“These brave men and women deserve our thanks and praise, and I am proud to recognize the veterans in Texas’ 26th Congressional District and honor their service through the 2012 Congressional Veteran Commendation.”

To nominate a veteran for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation, fill out the nomination form, which can be found on Dr. Burgess’ website at

The deadline for submitting nominations is September 10, 2012. The completed nomination form, along with any additional information pertaining to the veteran’s service, should be submitted to Dr. Burgess’ Lewisville office.

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

Those 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 November 8, 2012.

An in-depth interview will be conducted with commendees and that interview will be forwarded to the Veterans History Project to be added to the Library of Congress collection. For more information regarding the project, visit the Library of Congress’ website.

To obtain additional information regarding the Congressional Veteran Commendation, the Veterans History Project, nomination forms, or to confirm residency within the 26th District of Texas, please contact Dr. Burgess’ District Administrator, Robin Vaughan, at (972) 434-9700 or visit Dr. Burgess’ website.

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