Nominations are now being accepted for the Martinsville-Henry County Outstanding Military Veteran award, which will be presented to the nominee judged by the selection committee to best represent what service to the country and to our community means.
The award was created in 2009 by the Henry County Board of Supervisors at the suggestion of Board member Debra Buchanan. With the support of the Martinsville City Council, the award was expanded in 2013 to allow nominations of both Martinsville and Henry County veterans.
Nomination forms are available from the Martinsville website – www.martinsville-va.gov and the County website – www.henrycountyva.gov. They are also available at the City Municipal Building and the County Administrator’s office. All nominations must be received at the City Manager’s Office or County Administrator’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021.
The winner of the award will be announced at the Veterans Day Service to be held at the HJDB Event Center on Thursday, November 11 at 11 a.m.
Previous winners include David Kipfinger and James Rogers (2009), Olaf Hurd (2010), Donald James Myers (2011), Herbert S. Gibbs and Winford “W.C.” Fowles (2012), S.T. Fulcher (2013), Robert L. Hazlett, Jr. (2014), Thomas Spencer (2015), John R. Redd (2016), Walter E. Sheppard (2017), Warren “Sonny” Richardson (2018), Charles A. Washburn (2019) and David King (2020).