Nominate outstanding citizens for state’s highest honors

March 9, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. March 9, 2012

Secretary of State Sam Reed is accepting nominations for the Medal of Valor and Medal of Merit, the highest honors presented by the people of Washington.

Last awarded in 2007, the Medal of Valor recognizes individuals for risking personal safety to save, or attempt to save, another person’s life. (The medal cannot be awarded to police officers, firefighters or other first responders for on-duty actions.)

Last awarded in 2009, the Medal of Merit is given for exceptional conduct in providing outstanding services to citizens. Past recipients include former Gov. Dan Evans, former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley and glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Learn about the application process at Send nominations to Office of the Secretary of State, Medal of Valor Program, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220. The deadline is Aug. 12.

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