Nominations are now being accepted for the Martinsville-Henry County “Outstanding Military Veteran” award for 2016.
The award will go to the nominee judged by the selection committee to best represent what service to the country and to our community means. The award was created in 2009 by the Henry County Board of Supervisors at the suggestion of Board member Debra Buchanan. With the support of the Martinsville City Council, the award was expanded in 2013 to allow nominations of both Martinsville and Henry County veterans.
Nomination forms are available from the Martinsville website – www.martinsville-va.gov and the County website – www.henrycountyva.gov. They are also available at the City Municipal Building and the County Administrator’s office. All nominations must be received at the City Manager’s Office or County Administrator’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2016.
The winners of the inaugural award in 2009 were David Kipfinger and James Rogers. Olaf Hurd was the recipient in 2010 and Donald James Myers won the award in 2011. The 2012 winners were Herbert S. Gibbs and Winford “W.C.” Fowles. The 2013 winner was S.T. Fulcher. The 2014 winner was Robert L. Hazlett, Jr. The 2015 winner was Thomas Spencer.
The winner of the award will be announced at the Veterans Day Service to be held at the Historical John D. Bassett Event Center on Friday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Questions about the “Outstanding Military Veteran” award can be directed to the City Manager’s Office or the County Administrator’s Office.