Nominations are now being accepted from individuals and groups for the 2018 Veterans Service Awards presented by State Senator Jeff Stone. The awards are given annually to 10 military veterans from the 28th Senate District who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help their fellow veterans and members of the community.
Senator Stone will present the awards at separate ceremonies held in southwest Riverside County and the Coachella Valley in late May. “We owe our veterans a debt that can never be repaid,” said Senator Stone. “This award is just a small token of our thanks and appreciation for what they have done, not only during their time in uniform but after they returned home.”
Veterans groups, such as American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts, are encouraged to nominate a member of their organization for the award. Individuals can also nominate worthy veterans. The deadline to submit applications is April 20.
Award recipients must be residents of the 28th District, which is entirely in Riverside County and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Wildomar.
Applications and more information are available on the Senator’s website at senate.ca.gov/stone and by calling the Senator’s office at 951-894-3530.