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Crapo Announces Spirit of Freedom Awards

Location: Boise, ID


Veterans and volunteers recognized for achievements and dedication

In ceremonies planned around the state on Veterans Day, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will honor veterans and volunteers who help veterans with his Spirit of Freedom award. Crapo created the award in 2002 to honor Idaho veterans and volunteers. This year's recipients include veterans and volunteers from Blackfoot, Boise, Garden City, Lewiston, Mountain Home and Pocatello.

"These Idaho veterans are part of a proud military tradition and have demonstrated remarkable bravery in battle. The volunteers have shown compassion for their fellow men and women, and a commitment here in Idaho to helping veterans and their families meet health care, social and recreational needs," said Crapo. "Our country is a better place due to the sacrifice and service of these veterans and volunteers, and I am honored to be able to thank them in this way."

During award ceremonies in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello on Veterans' Day, Crapo's staff will present veterans and those who volunteer with veterans with a "Spirit of Freedom" certificate and a flag flown over the United States Capitol in their honor. A number of agencies participated in nominating individuals for this award including the Idaho Division of Veteran's Affairs, the Idaho State Veterans' Homes, the VA Regional Office, the VA Medical Center in Boise, as well as commanders of veterans' service organizations in Idaho.


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