Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame accepting nominations for 2017 classSeptember 1, 2017
Veterans have made incredible sacrifices for our country, and many continue to give back long after their military service has ended.
The Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame honors exactly these types of heroes - those who served their country and have now dedicated themselves to their community through public service - and they are currently accepting nominations for the 2017 class.
The awardees will join the 126 current and former citizens of Connecticut that have been inducted to date. If you know a veteran who has made a difference in your community, I encourage you to nominate him or her for this distinction. Veterans can also be inducted posthumously.
Nominees must meet the following qualifications:
- Must have resided in Connecticut for a minimum of five years.
- Meet the definition of a "veteran" under the Connecticut General Statutes 27-103.
- Have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces and provide discharge papers verifying honorable military service.
- Be of good moral character and have no felony convictions.
The deadline for nominations is Sept. 29. The application and instructions are available here.
I look forward to honoring the 2017 class of veterans for all they have done for their country and their communities.