IOWA CITY – Each year on Memorial Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake and the Johnson County Veterans organizations honor local military veterans who have served their country. The public is invited to nominate individuals who meet the criteria in order that they may be recognized for outstanding service in the U.S. Armed Services. Criteria for nominating a veteran to be honored are:
1. 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 veteran’s organization.
2. Must have been a member of the armed services and honorably discharged.
3. Nominee should be living.
4. Nominee should have been awarded a Purple Heart or higher.
The Veterans Trail is located at Coralville Lake and is a barrier free trail accessible to everyone. The various features along the trail are named for the 171 local veterans who have been honored since its dedication in 1989.
Nomination forms can be obtained by calling the Coralville Lake Project office at (319)338-3543 ext. 6300 or e-mail Coralville.Lake@usace.army.mil
All nomination forms must be received no later than March 1, 2015 in order to be considered for this year. Nomination forms can be mailed or sent by email. The mailing address is US Army Corps of Engineers, 2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City, IA 52240-7820 or by email to Coralville.firstname.lastname@example.org Forms can also be dropped off at the office Monday through Friday; 7:30am – 4:00pm.
Release no. 15-007