Congressional Veteran Commendation

About the Congressional Veteran Commendation
As Americans, we owe our military and Veterans a debt of gratitude which can never be repaid. The Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) is a nominations-based program designed to recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of residents in Texas’ Third Congressional District. Since 2011, recipients of the award have been announced at an annual fall event celebrating their achievements.


In order to be considered for a nomination, veterans must currently reside in Texas’ Third Congressional District, must have served as active duty military personnel or have been reservists called to active duty, and must have been honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces. Additionally, qualified veterans will have demonstrated exceptional service to their community.

Please note, the period for nominations for the 2021 Congressional Veteran Commendation is now closed. The 2021 recipients will be honored at a special award ceremony on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Collin College, Spring Creek Campus in Plano. If you would like to attend please RSVP at

The nomination form and instructions for next year’s cycle will be available in summer 2022.

A complete list of previous recipients of the Congressional Veteran Commendation, can be found here

For additional questions regarding the CVC, please contact Congressman Taylor's staff at (972) 202-4150 or via email.