HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today encouraged residents to nominate Pennsylvania "citizen heroes" for a Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation award to be presented in March.
The "Citizen Service Before Self Honors'' program recognizes people who have demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice for others, whether it was risking one's life through a single act of extraordinary heroism or through a prolonged series of selfless acts.
The commendable acts must have taken place within the past three years. Nominees may include individuals who are deceased. The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 10.
Three individuals will be selected to receive the award at a March 23 ceremony in conjunction with the National Medal of Honor Day at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Previous Pennsylvania honorees included Timothy Brooks, who rescued a woman and her three children from the Delaware River after a boating accident, and Dr. Pascal Spino, for his career-long commitment to treating children.
For more information about the award and to make a nomination, go to www.CitizenServiceBeforeSelfHonors.org.
Media contact: Janet Kelley, 717-783-1116
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor