Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is accepting nominations for the Lt. Governor’s Veterans Service Award, created to recognize Missouri veterans who provide volunteer service to their communities.

“Not only have Missouri veterans given service to their country, but every year many provide countless hours of service to their communities through their volunteer work,” Lt. Governor Kinder said. “This award provides an opportunity to recognize those efforts and honor our Missouri veterans.” 

Kinder’s office is accepting nominations for the Veterans Service Award. The deadline to submit nominations is June 30, 2012. Each nominee will receive a certificate of recognition, which will note the nominating person or agency. Fifteen winners, selected from across the state, will be recognized and presented with an official Declaration from the Lieutenant Governor.

Individuals must have served or be currently serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forced and volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year. A Veterans Service Award Nomination can be found on the Lieutenant Governor’s official website,, under “Veterans Information.” Nomination forms also are available at veteran services agencies, libraries, courthouses, senior services and other agencies in communities throughout the state.

Completed nominations can be mailed to the Lt. Governor’s Office at State Capitol, Room 224, Jefferson City, Mo., 65101, or emailed to [email protected]. For questions about the award, call the Lt. Governor’s Office at 573-751-4727.


“I encourage anyone who knows veterans who volunteer in their community to nominate them for this award, and bring much-deserved recognition to our veterans who gave so much abroad and at home in their communities,” Kinder added.