CORALVILLE, Iowa - Every Memorial Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake and Johnson County Veterans organizations honor local military veterans by placing their names at various sites along the Coralville Lake Veterans Trail. The organizations are accepting nominations to honor veterans for outstanding service. The public can nominate anyone who meets the following criteria:
- Nominee must be a resident of Johnson County, lived a large portion of their life in Johnson County, or is a member of a Johnson County Veterans organization.
- Must have been a member of the U.S. Armed Services and honorably discharged.
- Nominee must be alive.
- Nominee should have a Purple Heart or higher award.
The Veterans Trail, located at Coralville Lake, is a barrier free trail accessible to all. Various features along the trail are named for the 201 local veterans who have been honored on the trail since its dedication in 1989.
Nomination forms can be obtained online at www.coralvillelake.org or by contacting Justin Lind at the Coralville Lake office, (319) 338-3543 ext. 6307, or by email at Justin.J.Lind@usace.army.mil. Nomination forms must be received no later than March 15 to be considered for this year’s ceremony.
Release no. 17-010