DEARBORN – The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council is accepting nominations for the 2018-19 Dearborn Veteran of the Year award. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 4.
Nominations can be submitted through the city website at www.cityofdearborn.org. Search for “Veteran of the Year.” Printable forms are also available online at the city website, or forms can be picked up at the Dearborn Administrative Center’s front desk, 16901 Michigan Ave.
The award is presented each Veterans Day to the Dearborn veteran judged to have made a significant contribution to the Dearborn community and to the interests of veterans.
The following criteria apply to all nominations:
• The nominee must be a Dearborn resident and a veteran of the U.S. military.
• Nominations can be made by Dearborn residents or Dearborn veterans organizations.
• The nominee’s community service work and work on behalf of veterans organizations must have been done on a volunteer basis.
• Nominees do not need to be an active member of a Dearborn veterans organization, but at-large nominations must contain proof of military service.
There have been 36 Veterans of the Year since DAWVC initiated the award in 1982.
Veterans of the Year are remembered on an engraved wall plaque at the DAC.
Duties for the new Veteran of the Year include providing remarks at the Veterans Day service and leading the Pledge of Allegiance at ceremonies on Memorial Day and Flag Day.
The Veteran of the Year award will be presented during the city’s Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in the Hubbard Ballroom at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. The public is invited.
For more information, call 313-943-2285.