The event will honor veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard and businesses and organizations that have supported them. it will also be an opportunity to discuss public policy issues affecting veterans.
“Patriots” (one each from the past, present and future) will be recognized in four separate categories: Business, Education, Public Safety and Community Service….for a total of 12 awards. “Patriots” are defined as:
* Patriot of the Past-A veteran of a conflict such as World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War or other event.
* Patriot of the Present-A currently enlisted service member, a reservist, a veteran of a conflict such as the such as the Gulf War or Operation Iraqi Freedom, or a business or organization that currently serves veterans in some capacity.
* Patriot of the Future-An individual under 21-years old who either actively serves the military or veterans or plans on enlisting.
* Community members are encouraged to nominate individuals, businesses or organizations based in the 23rd Senate District to be considered for recognition. They should clearly identify nominees as being either a Patriot of the Past, Present or Future and the category in which the individual or organization is being nominated (Business, Education, Public Safety and Communities Service).
A nomination form can be downloaded from Forms can be sent via fax at (909) 919-7739, by-email at Melissa.Boys@sen.ca.gov) or by mail (10350 Commerce Center Drive, Suite A-220). Questions can be directed to the district office by calling (909) 919-7731.
Forms can be sent via fax at (909) 919-7739, e-mail (Melissa.Boyd@sen.ca.gov) or by mail to 10350 Commerce Center Drive, Suite A-220.