Honor A Veteran

Honor A Veteran

Honor a Veteran is a program that honors the sacrifices that Veterans have made throughout history to protect our freedoms and our sacred right to vote. Please Honor a Veteran by leaving a personal message for a military member today and by wearing your Honor a Veteran pin on Election Day. -Secretary of State Paul D. Pate

Please fill out the following information to Honor a Veteran and a complimentary Honor a Veteran lapel pin will be sent to you to wear on Election Day: (Register to Vote)



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  • Lapel pins with be delivered prior to the November election.
  • Once your information is entered your message to a Veteran will be posted on the Honor a Veteran Page. (Please Note: the Secretary of State's office reserves the right to edit any submissions and/or remove any inappropriate language or testimonial.)
23 Mar 12 PM
Marine Corps
Mark honors:
This should be said more often...I am proud of you Mike! You have survived experiences that I am quite sure I would not have been able to!
Mike Van Velsor
Ottumwa, Ia
20 Mar 8 PM
Army National Guard
Rin honors:
Bruce was piloting a CH-47 from Ballad to Fallujha on Nov 3rd 2003 with 1st Lt Brian Slavenas and doorgunner Sgt.Paul Fisher when they were shot down losing their lives and several of the passengers they were carrying while managing to get the bird down and save the lives of several other passengers.
CWO4 Smith
17 Mar 3 PM
Army National Guard
Kim honors:
We thank you for your many years of service and the sacrifices you and your family made for that service.
Daryl Tellinghuisen

17 Mar 8 AM
Jessica Bleile honors:
You have been an amazing role model to our entire family and we cannot thank you enough for the service you provided. We are all grateful for you everyday and are proud to be your family. Thank you.
Matthew Fousek
Edgewood, Iowa
9 Mar 3 PM
Timothy Knoll honors:
Thank you!
Virginia Knoll

World War II
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