IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake, in partnership with Johnson County Veterans organizations, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Memorial Day Veterans Trail dedication ceremony. Veterans selected from the list of nominations will be honored for their outstanding service during this year’s event and have their names added to a location along the trail.
Anyone can nominate a veteran 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 are available for download at: https://go.usa.gov/xdKWT and can be requested by phone at (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. 20-002