LT. GOVERNOR WYMAN,
VETERANS CMSR. SCHWARTZ SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR CONNECTICUT VETERANS HALL OF FAME
Must Be Received by August 1
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Commissioner Linda Schwartz today announced that the state is seeking
nominations for the 2013 Connecticut Veteran’s Hall of Fame, which recognizes
distinguished veterans who have made significant contributions to their
communities after leaving military service.
Approximately ten Connecticut veterans, living or deceased,
are inducted each year based on recommendations from an executive committee and
final selection by the Lt. Governor. Eighty-five current and former citizens of
Connecticut have been inducted to date, including five recipients of the
Congressional Medal of Honor.
who served in times of war and peace are eligible for nomination Applications
should describe the nominee’s contributions to their community, including the
areas of education, public safety, volunteer organizations, health care, recreation,
elected office and other areas of public service.
- Have been born in Connecticut or resided here for at least 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.
- Provide discharge papers verifying honorable military service.
more information, including a nominating packet, please visit www.ct.gov/ctva. Nomination
packets are also available by calling the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs at (860)
616-3603. Nominations must not exceed five 8½-by-11 pages and must be received
by 4 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2013 at:
Department of Veterans Affairs
ATTN: Veteran’s Hall of Fame
Hill CT 06067
The Connecticut Veterans Hall of
Fame is administered and sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Veterans’
Affairs and the Connecticut Military Department on behalf of the Office of the
Governor. Honorees are selected by an Executive Committee
comprised of the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Adjutant
General of the Connecticut National Guard; three appointees selected by the
Governor; and two appointees from the legislative branch – one from a Senate
leader and one from a House leader.