Burgess requests nominations for Veteran Commendation and history project

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

U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) is requesting nominations for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation, which honors distinguished veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District and preserves their stories for future generations of Americans.

“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 2019 Congressional Veteran Commendation.”

To nominate a veteran for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation, fill out the nomination form, which can be found on Burgess’ website. The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 16. 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 a news release from Burgess’ office. 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. 8, 2019.

Dr. Burgess also is requesting participants for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project, which collects and preserves personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. 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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