Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to receive Major George A. Smith HOOAH Award
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D) of Hawaii will receive the Major George A. Smith HOOAH Award at the 2013 National Conference on Citizenship.
The HOOAH Award recognizes a veteran who defines citizenship through service to our country, both in uniform and beyond. Congresswoman Gabbard’s service in the National Guard, voluntary deployment to Iraq, and experience as a state legislator, city councilwoman, and now congresswoman all contributed to her receiving this award.
Congresswoman Gabbard is also the first female and first Asian American to receive the award.
In 2012, the National Conference on Citizenship also awarded Secretary Norman Mineta, a prominent Asian American, with the prestigious Franklin Award. This Award is given to outstanding individuals in federal service who are working to strengthen citizenship in America.
For more information on the 2013 National Conference on Citizenship and the awards, please visit www.ncoc.net/conference
WHEN: September 19th – 7:00p to 8:30p
WHERE: United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037
The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a dynamic, non-partisan nonprofit—chartered by Congress in 1953—working at the forefront of the nation’s civic life. NCoC continuously explores what shapes today’s citizenry, defines the evolving role of the individual in our democracy, and uncovers ways to motivate greater participation. Through events, research and reports, NCoC expands the nation’s contemporary understanding of what it means to be a citizen.
NCoC seeks new ideas and approaches for creating greater civic health and vitality throughout the United States.
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