Westminster Councilmember Sergio Contreras Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Veterans of Distinction

Westminster, CA — Westminster Councilman Sergio Contreras has announced the second annual Day of Service Honoring Those Who Served on November 3 by accepting nominations for Distinguished Westminster Veterans. The event will feature a ceremony to recognize distinguished Westminster Veterans nominated by their peers, following a community cleanup of the Hoover Street Trail – showing respect for the streets our Veterans fought to protect with their honorable service in the armed forces.

“Veterans are an important part of this community,” Councilman Contreras said. “Events like these give our families a chance to come together and honor the sacrifices that our service members and their families have made for all of us.”

To nominate a Westminster Veteran, email their name, age, Westminster address, and a brief description of their service to scontreras@westminster-ca.gov .The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, October 29, 2018. For more information please contact Councilmember Sergio Contreras at (714) 606-1644.

The event will include a community clean up of Magnolia St. (all cleaning materials will be provided) starting at 8:00 a.m., followed by a recognition ceremony for local veterans nominated by their neighbors and peers at 10:00 a.m.. The celebration will culminate with a hot dog and hamburger bar-b-que that is open to the community.

While in the initial planning stages, Councilman Contreras is already excited about the responses he has been receiving from the community. “It is great to see the Westminster community come together and rally behind our heroes. I want to make sure that we reach and recognize as many of our Westminster veterans possible to thank them for the sacrifices they’ve made to protect the freedoms we enjoy.”