Flagler County Seeks Out Veteran Of The Year Nominees

By on August 10, 2016 in Community Stories

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Flagler County, FL– Flagler County’s Veterans Services Office is asking for nominations for its Veteran of the year award, which will be presented on Veterans Day.

The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served his or her country with honor, but has used the leadership skills and abilities learned in the military to improve the Flagler County community through selfless volunteer service.

“There are a number of veterans who continue to serve their fellow veterans and the community, said Sal Rutigliano, Flagler County Veterans Services Officer. “They deserve to be recognized.” 

Nominations will be accepted from through Sept. 30.

The Veteran of the Year Committee – a subcommittee of the Flagler County Veteran’s Appreciation Day Committee – will review all nominations and select the Veteran of the Year. The award will be presented at an expanded Veteran’s Day Ceremony, held at the Flagler Executive Airport – which is hosting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall for the long weekend.

The nominee must: be resident of Flagler County; be a living veteran of one of the five Armed Forces of the United States, including Reserve or National Guard, or a United States Merchant Marine; have demonstrated outstanding patriotism, leadership, and service as a veteran and a volunteer in the community or civic service; and, be awarded for a single act or for continuous service. Previous recipients of the award will not be considered. 

Nominations must be postmarked no later than Sept. 30, and may not exceed three typewritten pages.

The nomination must include a resume of no more than two pages with a minimum font size of 11 points that includes: periods of military service and branch of one of the five Armed Services or USMM; military awards and decoration; membership in nationally recognized veteran’s organizations; membership in community or civic organizations; community or civic organization awards or special recognition; and, the nominees address, telephone number and email if available. 

A one-page typewritten nomination statement, maximum 250 words, that describes why the individual being nominated should be selected as the Flagler County Veteran of the Year should be provided along with the resume. Proof of military services is also required through either a DD214 or verification by a nationally recognized veteran’s organization.

“It’s an honor for us to be able recognize the men and women who have served our country and continue to serve our community,” said County Commissioner George Hanns. 

Mail nominations to: Flagler County Veteran’s Service Office, Attn: Veteran of the Year, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. – Building 2, Bunnell, FL 32110.

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