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Ten Connecticut veterans who have made significant community contributions after leaving military service will join 92 past-year inductees and be instated into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame in November 2014. Nominations are being accepted now.
“Connecticut’s Veterans Hall of Fame is one way we honor our veterans and highlight just how important they are to our communities and our nation,” said Lt. Governor Wyman in a press release. “Even after years of service in our Armed Forces, these men and women continue to give back, investing their time and energy in our communities and our future. We are so appreciative and grateful to them and their families.”
“This award honors those veterans who left the military and continued to make contributions to their communities,” said Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz. “The Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame has honored many fine men and women who kept serving long after they wore the uniform. Their accomplishments have enriched our state in countless ways. We hope people will take this opportunity to recognize a veteran that they know.”
Among the requirements, the nominee must have been born in Connecticut or resided in the state for at least five years; must meet the definition of a “veteran” under Connecticut General Statutes 27-103; and must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces.
The deadline for applications is September 1, 2014.