Minnesotans from across the state recently nominated veterans of recent wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan, for making outstanding contributions to their communities.
From a host of nominees, 25 veterans have just been chosen to receive honors at the Minnesota Humanities Center’s 25 Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony on Sept. 11, 2013.
More than 60,000 Minnesotans have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and there are more than 381,000 veterans of all wars residing in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Humanities Center spent the first months of 2013 searching for nominations from around the state, for veterans who made exceptional contributions to the community in business, health care, public safety, education, the arts, government or any other endeavor which merits recognition. Anyone was able to nominate a veteran, with the requirements being that the veteran is 40 years or younger, that they were honorably discharged, and that they served in the United States military.
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