Senator opens nominations for Veteran Service Awards


Senator Jeff Stone. Photo provided by Senator Stone

Senator Stone is accepting nominations from individuals and groups for the 2019 Veterans Service Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Apr. 12.

The awards are given annually to 10 military veterans from the 28th Senate District who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help their fellow veterans and members of the community.

“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.”

Senator Stone will present the awards in late May at separate ceremonies held in southwest Riverside County and the Coachella Valley.

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.

Once the nominations are received, Senator Stone will get together with the veterans on his staff and will select the 10 award winners for this year.

Award recipients must live or work in 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.

There are 1.7 million veterans in California, more than any other state. Riverside County has 129,000 veterans. Links to federal, state, county and local veteran services are posted on Senator Stone’s website.

Applications and additional information can be found at and by calling the Senator Stone’s office at 951-894-3530.