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Deadline Looms for Veteran of the Year Award Nominations

PALMDALE, CA – The City of Palmdale invites residents to submit nominations for the 2024 Veteran of the Year award.


The Tom Hilzendeger Veteran of the Year Award honors a veteran, regardless of military rank or branch of service, and recognizes the exceptional bravery, dedication and sacrifice demonstrated by the veteran and their willingness to serve their local community through acts of selflessness. Previous winners include Tony Tortolano, Jack Woolbert and Kevin Sanders.


“We are proud to announce the nominations for the 2024 Veteran of the Year Award in Palmdale. It is a testament to the unwavering dedication and sacrifice of our local veterans,” said Palmdale Mayor Austin Bishop. “Their commitment to selfless service and community engagement exemplifies the values we hold dear in Palmdale. I encourage our residents to participate in this meaningful recognition process by submitting nominations.” 


All nominees must be a resident of Antelope Valley and know about their nomination. They must have served honorably either on active duty or in the reserve component and received an honorable discharge, from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard or National Guard.


To nominate a veteran, fill out an application at by Sunday, March 31. If the nominee is selected for the final round, you will be asked to submit further details, such as a formal bio, a digital photo and verification documents, as necessary.The award recipient will be announced and recognized at the May 15 City Council meeting. 


For additional information, please email CityClerk@CityofPalmdale.orgor call 661/267-5151.



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