Nominate a hero for Medal of Valor!

Nominate a hero for Medal of Valor!

Know somebody who recently saved a life or did something else heroic? Nominate him or her for the Washington State Medal of Valor.

Secretary of State Sam Reed is accepting nominations for this medal, one of the most prestigious honors presented by the people of Washington. Nominations will be accepted until October 15. Medals will be awarded at a Joint Session of the State Legislature during the 2011 session.

The Medal of Valor recognizes individuals who have risked their lives or personal safety to save, or attempt to save, another person’s life. The Medal of Valor cannot be awarded to police officers or fire fighters, or others whose actions are a result of their public duties as a first responder.

Those interested in submitting an application can visit the Office of Secretary of State or go here. Nominations can be sent to: Office of Secretary of State, Medal of Valor Program, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220.

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