October 21, 2022

Applications are open for the Salute our veterans awards honoring the contributions of San Diego County veterans, as well as veteran-owned small businesses and nonprofits.

The awards were launched by the Chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Nathan Fletcher’s Officewho made the announcement Friday on the hangar deck of the USS Midway.

“Once veterans have served their country, many continue to serve their community, and I want to recognize some of the people and organizations that go beyond the call of community service,” said Fletcher, who is also a US Marine. Corps veteran.

Applications are open until Wednesday in three categories:

  • Veteran Community Leader Award: An individual veteran who, after serving our country in the military, continues to serve our community by using their knowledge, skills and passion for the community to support initiatives, efforts or local organizations that make San Diego County a better place to live.
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business Award: A small business owner who once served our country, but is now making a difference by providing goods and services to area residents and beyond for his support of veterans and our community.
  • Nonprofit Veterans Award: A nonprofit organization or agency whose mission is to provide services that uplift and improve the quality of life for San Diego County veterans.

Applications can be submitted to www.supervisornathanfletcher.com.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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