State seeks nominations for Veterans Hall of Fame

weston-flag-veteran-saluteLt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz announced the state is seeking nominations for the 2013 Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame, which recognizes distinguished veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving military service.

Approximately 10 Connecticut veterans, living or deceased, are inducted each year based on recommendations from an executive committee and final selection by the lieutenant governor. Eighty-five current and former citizens of Connecticut have been inducted to date, including five recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Veterans who served in times of war and peace are eligible for nomination.

Applications should describe the nominee’s contributions to the community, including the areas of education, public safety, volunteer organizations, health care, recreation, elected office and other areas of public service.

Nominees must:

  • Have been born in Connecticut or lived here for at least five years;
  • Meet the definition of a “veteran” under the Connecticut General Statutes 27-103;
  • Have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. armed forces;
  • Provide discharge papers verifying honorable military service.

For more information, including a nominating packet, visit

Nomination packets are also available by calling the Department of Veterans Affairs at 860-616-3603. Nominations must not exceed five 8.5-by-11 pages and must be received by 4 p.m. on Aug. 1 at:

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

ATTN: Veteran’s Hall of Fame

287 West Street

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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