BOULDER CITY — The first Veteran of the Month recipient was announced in Boulder City during a presentation held at the Nevada State Veterans Home on Jan. 21.
Executive Director Caleb Cage presented the award to Richard D. Walker for his continued involvement and volunteerism in assisting the veteran community.
After serving in the Air Force for 22 years and retiring in 1982 as a master sergeant, Walker has played a role in the veteran community through a variety of avenues. His continued support of veterans has been seen as a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He continues to participate in veteran events and serves as a director for the Nevada Veterans Assistance League.
“Mr. Walker is a model of what this award stands for,” Cage said. “From his service as a driver for the DAV Transportation Network for over six years to volunteering at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, he continues to give of his personal time to assist veterans in the southern Nevada communities. It’s an absolute honor to have the opportunity to present this award to him on behalf of Gov. Brian Sandoval, the Nevada Office of Veterans Services and the entire veteran community.”
The Veteran of the Month program is managed by the Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) under the direction of Cage.
“Board members of the Veterans Service Commission review nominations and choose a recipient during quarterly meetings for the following three-month period,” Cage said.
Guidelines and a nomination application can be downloaded from the NOVS website at www.veterans.nv.gov and sent to the NOVS office in Reno. Candidates for the second quarter of 2012 will be reviewed and recipients chosen at the next VSC meeting in March 2012. Everyone is encouraged to send a nomination so they may be reviewed for consideration.