Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder awarded the 2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Veterans Service Award to Volunteer Richard Youngs.
The award recognizes Missouri veterans who provide exemplary volunteer service to their communities.
Kinder started the award in 2012 and has received more than 700 nominations from around the state. Winners will be honored with an official declaration from the lieutenant governor. “One of the greatest honors I have as Missouri’s lieutenant governor is recognizing and honoring the service our veterans provide their families, friends, and neighbors in our great state,” Kinder said. “Once again, we had an exceptional group of nominations this year, and I look forward to meeting these hometown heroes and getting to know them a bit better.
“It truly is an honor to be able to shine the spotlight on their stories of sacrifice and service to their communities. Not only did these veterans answer the call to serve their country, but all our nominees continue to inspire others back home with their volunteerism.” Richard is a dedicated, hard-working volunteer. As he nears 90 years old, his passion for serving fellow Veterans and his community only grows stronger!
To see a complete list of award winners, click here.