Congressman Cook to Host Heroes of the 8th Veterans Recognition Ceremony

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) announced today his plan to host a “Heroes of the 8th” Veterans Recognition Ceremony to honor residents of his district who currently serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 8.

Cook is seeking nominations for veteran honorees from the public. The purpose of the event is to honor past and present members of the military for their distinguished service, community involvement, or advocacy for veterans’ causes.

Said Cook, “This event is a great way to honor the military service of your friends and family members. We need to show our men and women who’ve worn the uniform that we appreciate the sacrifices they make on behalf of our nation.”

Nominations for honorees can be submitted via Cook’s official website at Submissions will be accepted until Friday, October 18. Any questions regarding the event can be emailed to Cook’s Deputy District Director Jeremy Smith at

A member of the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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