Special Honors & Awards

2019-VetsAwards-web_1City of Jacksonville Outstanding Veteran of the Year Awards

United States Veterans have played an important role in protecting our Country and freedom for many years. These individuals have willingly put themselves in harms way to defend the lives and liberties of others. 

Jacksonville is proud of its bond with our local Veterans organizations and the Council of Veterans Organizations. Each year the City asks each group to nominate a Veteran from their organization for recognition as Outstanding Veteran of the Year. 

Due to continued COVID-19 precautions, we chose to present 2022 Veterans Honors virtually.  Images above are from award ceremonies from various years. Please click on 2023 Outstanding Pictures and Bios   for the most recent award recipients. 

2023 Outstanding Veterans on Youtube