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Jacobs unveils 'Veteran of the Month' program


Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:35 pm
60th district residents to be recognized for service to country and community
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs unveiled a new program Thursday that will pay tribute to veterans throughout the 60th Senate District. The senator is actively seeking nominees for his new "Veteran of the Month" program, with the first recipient to be honored this October.
"After serving their country with great honor and distinction, so many of our veterans continue to make a significant impact through their community service," Jacobs said. "This program will recognize these veterans and their positive influence, and, in the process, hopefully inspire more people to become active."
To be considered, nominees must be a resident of the 60th Senate District, and have received an honorable discharge.
Anyone wishing to nominate Veteran of the Month candidates can do so by visiting Jacobs' website at Jacobs.nysenate.gov and clicking on the "Veteran of the Month" icon. Nominations will be accepted at all times, and can also be submitted via Jacobs' Facebook page.
Jacobs has been committed to the veteran community for many years. As Erie County clerk, he created the "Thank-a-Vet" discount card program, signing-up hundreds of local businesses to provide discounts to area veterans. The senator also recently secured a $500,000 state grant for the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park's major expansion project.
"I have always tried to find ways to better support our veterans, and opportunities to further recognize and celebrate their many contributions," Jacobs said. "I would encourage as many people and organizations as possible to nominate veterans in their neighborhood or community, and I look forward to making our first presentation this fall."

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