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Veteran & Military Service Awards - Virtual Ceremony



On November 17th from 10-11am, I will be hosting a virtual awards ceremony for the recipients of the 2020 Veteran & Military Service Awards and their families. In the month of October, the North County community responded to the call for nominations with a diverse array of nominees. These nominees were chosen because of their outstanding service to the people of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Camp Pendleton. 

The recipients by category are as follows: 

• Excellence in Advocacy: Hon. Donald F. Armento 
• Excellence in Mentorship: Ericka Paez 
• Excellence in the Arts: W.B. May
• Excellence in Leadership: Col. Gary Johnston (Ret.) 
• Military Spouse of the Year: Emily Woods
• Veteran Volunteer of the Year: LCDR Tracy Owens, (Ret.) 
• Organizational Award: Veterans Association of North County
• Blue Star Families: Staci Holt, Maggie Meza, & Laura Torres
• Excellence in Service: California National Guard

All are welcome to tune in and take part in celebrating this group of individuals and organizations. The public will be able to watch the ceremony and use the chat function but will not be able to share audio or video. To join the ceremony as a participant, please click the button below to RSVP via Zoom and receive a link for joining in your email inbox.