JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri National Guard is currently accepting applications from veterans who served during Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn as part of efforts to recognize the service of veterans through the Missouri Veterans Recognition Program. Through the program, eligible veterans will receive a medallion and certificate as a token of appreciation for answering the call to service for our country.
Veterans who served in the U.S. or overseas from Aug. 7, 1990, to June 7, 1991, or March 19, 2003, to Dec. 15, 2011 are eligible to receive the award. Prior to this, Missouri veterans who served during Vietnam, Korea, World War I and World War II were the only recipients of the Missouri veterans award.
“I applaud the efforts of the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri Veterans Recognition program for ensuring that veterans who served during times of war know that they are appreciated and that their service for our country has not been forgotten,” said Sen. Bill White, chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
Spouses or eldest living survivors of veterans who meet the eligibility requirements, but died prior to applying for the program are also eligible to receive the award.
For more information contact the Veterans Recognition Program at 573-638-9561 or visit their website at www.moguard.com/veterans-awards.