by Photo courtesy of San Diego County

San Diego County Residents may submit nominations for the Salute Our Veterans Awards, which honor contributions from veterans,veteran-owned businesses, and nonprofits. 

Nominations can be submitted under three categories, which include: 

  • Veteran Community Leader Award: An individual veteran who after serving our country in the military, continues serving our community by using their knowledge, skills and passion for community to support local initiatives, efforts or organizations that make San Diego County a better place to live.
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business Award: A small business owner who once served our country, but is now making a difference by providing goods and services to area residents and goes above and beyond with their support of veterans and our community.
  •  Veteran Non-profit Award: A non-profit or agency whose mission is to provide services that uplift and improve the quality of life for veterans in San Diego County.

According to San Diego County Board of Supervisors chairman, Nathan Fletcher, a United States Marine Corps combat veteran, the nominations will be open until Oct. 26. All nominees must be residents of San Diego County. 

Nominations may be submitted at


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