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Nominations open now for Michigan veteran awards

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Do you know a special veteran volunteer who deserves recognition? Or a helpful VA employee who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Or how about a particular county that is helping veterans thrive?

Nominate them now for statewide awards that will be presented at the inaugural Michigan Military & Veterans Gala at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Nov. 6. The Gala is hosted by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Here are the links to the criteria and online nomination forms for the 10 awards. Nominations are due Oct. 1.

MVAA and Trust Fund Exceptional Service Award:
Community Outreach and Regional Engagement Award:
Warrior Citizen of the Year:
Veteran Friendly Volunteer of the Year:
Veteran of the Year:
Veteran Friendly County of the Year:
VA Employee of the Year:
Educational Veteran Advocate of the Year:
Veteran Hero Award:
Veteran Employee of the Year:

Gala tickets, available at Eventbrite, are $40 through Sept. 30 and $50 after that.