County seeks Honor a Vet nominations

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Greene County is seeking nominations for the annual Honor a Vet program. Courtesy of Pexels

CATSKILL — The Greene County Veterans Service Agency is looking to honor veterans who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The Honor A Vet program honors a veteran each year who served honorably in any branch of the U.S. military on active duty or was activated with the National Guard or Reserves.

Nominations should be sent to Michelle Romalin Deyo, Director, Greene County Veterans Service Agency, 159 Jefferson Heights, Suite D-303, Catskill, NY 12414.

The nominee will be a long-term resident of Greene County who has continued to maintain strong ties to the county.

The nomination packet includes a three-page profile form and two additional lined pages to write out a brief biography of the candidate’s military service. Fill in the profile form completely and use the blank lined pages to elaborate on the details of the candidate’s military career and community service, if applicable.

For example, include how the veteran decided to join the service or if they were drafted; where they went through training; what they did in the military, including their job title and description of their duties; geographical locations they went to; war or war eras they served in; experiences they had; and an account of how they received any medals or awards. Also include if the veterans participated in community organizations such as the American Legion or VFW, Elks, Rotary Club, etc. Did they work with youth? Volunteer at church or other house of worship? You may add any other information you feel is pertinent.

Ensure that all information provided is true and accurate. Verification must be submitted of military service and all awards, medals, honors, etc. that you have claimed to be true and accurate. Any award that cannot be verified by documentation will be omitted form the application before being submitted to the committee for selection. Any application found or known to contain notable inaccuracies will not be submitted to the committee for selection.

Send all nominations directly to Greene County Veterans Service Agency at 159 Jefferson Heights, Suite D-303, Catskill, NY 12414, in person or by mail. Submissions may also be uploaded and emailed to veterans@discovergreene.com.

For questions or clarifications of instructions, call the Greene County Veterans Service Agency at 518-943-3703. Dates are subject to change.

The deadline to nominate a candidate for the Greene County Honor A Vet for this year is March 15. A ceremony is typically held on Armed Forces Day, the Saturday prior to Memorial Day weekend.

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