2012 Congressional Veteran Commendation

I will be holding a public ceremony to honor local veterans selected for my second annual Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC), a nominations-based program designed to formally recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Third District residents. The CVC runs in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Where: Collin College Spring Creek Campus
John Anthony Theatre
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074

Who: U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson
State Senator Brian Birdwell
Congressional Veteran Commendation Selection Board

Why: The Congressional Veteran Commendation, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, is a nominations-based program designed to formally recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of residents of the Third Congressional District and to preserve their stories for future generations of Americans.

State Senator Brian Birdwell will deliver the keynote address, honoring 10 outstanding military veterans and community servants. Senator Birdwell, of Granbury, is a decorated military veteran and survivor of the September 11th attacks when American Airlines flight 77 crashed just yards away from his Pentagon office.

As a federal legislator, Johnson works tirelessly on behalf of U.S. military personnel and veterans. This program is one way to highlight and bring honor to those who have faithfully served our nation.

An eight-member selection board serves as a group of advisors to assist with nominations and the selection of commendation recipients. The board is comprised of impressive individuals dedicated to serving as leaders in their communities and country.

The names of each member, who are serving a four-year term on the selection board, follow: Tracey Cline, Jim Dolan, Chad Hennings, Karen Marks, Jason Morgan, Frisco City Council member Tim Nelson, Collin County Judge Keith Self, and Patrick Sowers. Board members will be present at the October 20th ceremony to assist in announcing the commendation recipients. More information on each board member can be found here.

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