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Nominations open for Woman Veteran of the Year

Bemidji Pioneer - 1/17/2019

Jan. 17--ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Women Veterans Initiative is now accepting applications for its annual Minnesota Women Veteran of the Year Award. Residents of Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard and Itasca counties are invited to nominate outstanding female veterans who have honorably served in the United States military and have displayed leadership within their civilian community, a release said.

"When people think about veterans they don't often realize how many women are serving us, or have served this country in the past," said state Sen. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, in a release. "More frequently than that, they don't hear of the sacrifices that these women make in service to our nation and later on to our communities. This award is a great opportunity for the residents of Senate District 5 to acknowledge these outstanding women and honor them for their service."

Submissions are due by Feb. 28. The nomination form can be found at https://mn.gov/mdva/assets/2019-02-23-nomination-form_tcm1066-363150.pdf

Nominations may be sent to womenveteransinitiative@gmail.com or mailed to Women Veterans Initiative, Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave. E, St. Paul, MN 55106.

The award will be presented at the 2019 Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans Conference at the YMCA Maplewood Community Center on March 23.

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