The Silver Helmet Awards are coming soon, and we need your submissions! The deadline is Friday, July 7, 2017. Please submit your nominations for the following categories:
Civil Servant of the Year: Recognition of a career employee, at any level of government, for outstanding public service.
Rehabilitation Award: Recognition of a person who has, within the past year, made exceptional contributions in the field of rehabilitation of disabled persons.
Defense Award: Recognition of a person who has made exceptional contributions to the defense of the United States and the Free World.
Peace Award: Recognition of a person who has, within the past year, made exceptional contributions to the cause of world peace.
Americanism Award: Recognition of an American who has made the most outstanding contributions to strengthen Americanism.
Congressional Service Award: Awarded as warranted in recognition of a member of Congress for exceptional service to the American people, principally veterans.
AMVET of the Year: Recognition of the AMVET who has contributed most to the welfare of the organization nationwide.
Nominations for the Silver Helmet Awards originate with individual AMVETS members and AMVETS posts. All properly completed Silver Helmet nominations will be submitted to the AMVETS National Honors & Awards Committee for their deliberation at the annual convention. The Honors and Awards Committee‚ composed of all past national commanders and the last five “AMVET-of-the-Year” awardees‚ reviews the nominations, selects the winners and announces them to the convention delegates. By vote, the convention delegates ratify the H&A committee’s recommendations.