S.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw
S.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw
Submitted Press Release
August 23, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that he will honor Nassau County veterans in his 2015 Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony. The deadline to submit an application for the award is October 3. Details on the date and location for the ceremony will be released at a later date.

“The Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony is one of the highlights of my year, and this fall I look forward to shining a spotlight on the contributions of Nassau County veterans. The event provides a welcome opportunity to honor the servicemen and women who put their lives on the line so that we may live in freedom,” said Crenshaw. “To show our appreciation, we will put our veterans center stage where they deserve to be. I encourage all who think they may be eligible to fill out an application.”

Veterans who live in Nassau County and would like to participate are encouraged to contact Congressman Crenshaw’s District Office in Jacksonville at (904) 598-0481 or go to his official web site at www.crenshaw.house.gov to obtain an application. Click on Constituent Services, then Special Events & Notices, and lastly on the Veterans Recognition Ceremony to download the press release and application.

Completed applications and proof of eligibility should be mailed to the following address: 1061 Riverside Avenue, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32204. The application deadline is October 3.

To determine eligibility for the certificate, veterans must complete an application and submit a copy of their DD-214. Active duty members who wear the Southwest Asia Service Medal qualify for this program.

Suanne Thamm 4Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.

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