The following is a letter from Congressman Michael Burgess' office seeking nominations for the Congressional Veteran Commendation award. If you know a veteran deserving of this award that lives in the 26th congressional district, please read the below message for more information:
Dear Veterans Organization:
It is my privilege to sponsor a special salute to honor local veterans, and I would welcome nominations from the community for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation. The submission deadline is September 13th. The Congressional Veteran Commendation, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, was created to honor the distinguished veterans of Texas’ Twenty-Sixth Congressional District and to preserve their stories for future generations of Americans.
To nominate a local veteran for the 2021 Congressional Veteran Commendation, the completed nomination form, along with additional information pertaining to the veteran's service, should be sent to my Lake Dallas office (2000 S. Stemmons Frwy., Suite 200, Lake Dallas, TX 75056) by September 13, 2021. Nominated veterans must currently reside in the 26th District of Texas, have served the nation honorably during their military career, and have demonstrated dedication to their community as a civilian.
I plan to publicly recognize those individuals selected to receive the Congressional Veteran Commendation at the annual Highland Village “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon, scheduled for November 10th. Also, at a later date, my office hopes to conduct an in-depth interview with commendees to be forwarded to the Veterans History Project for inclusion in the Library of Congress collection. For more information regarding the Veterans History Project, please visit http://www.loc.gov/vets/.
Please feel free to share the enclosed flyer and nomination form with individuals or organizations that you believe would be interested in participating in this worthwhile project. You may also obtain the CVC flyer and nomination form from my website at http://burgess.house.gov.
If you have questions regarding the 2021 Congressional Veteran Commendation or would like to confirm an individual’s residency within the Twenty-Sixth District of Texas, please contact my Deputy District Director, Robin Vaughan, at 940-497-5031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate your assistance!
Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
Member of Congress