Nominations sought for Veterans Hall of Fame
Published 12:01 pm, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 1 for the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.
Ten Connecticut veterans who have made significant community contributions after leaving military service will join 92 past-year inductees and be instated into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame in November.
"Connecticut's Veterans Hall of Fame is one way we honor our veterans and highlight just how important they are to our communities and our nation," Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. "Even after years of service in our Armed Forces, these men and women continue to give back, investing their time and energy in our communities and our future. We are so appreciative and grateful to them and their families."
Among the requirements, the nominee must have been born or resided in Connecticut for at least five years, the nominee must meet the definition of a "veteran" under Connecticut General Statutes 27-103 and the nominee must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. armed forces.
"This award honors those veterans who left the military and continued to make contributions to their communities," Veterans' Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz said. "The Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame has honored many fine men and women who kept serving long after they wore the uniform. Their accomplishments have enriched our state in countless ways. We hope people will take this opportunity to recognize a veteran that they know."
For information, visit www.ct.gov/ctva.