U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger will be awarded the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance. This award honors a candidate in recognition of their exemplary service to the United States.
Granger serves as the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee where she works to ensure that continued support is readily available for our nation’s service members and their families.
Candidates for the award “must be of high moral fiber and good character, having spent their lives and/or careers serving the common good of the United States.” The award recipient should have gone beyond the call of duty to serve and protect this country, with proven dedication and loyalty in upholding the Constitution and the laws of the nation, as well as worked tirelessly to make the U.S. a better and safer place for all its citizens.
“Congresswoman Kay Granger has been an extraordinary force for Fort Worth, the state of Texas and our country during her time in public office”, said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in a news release. “She is an extremely deserving recipient of the 2017 Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance, and we can’t wait to celebrate her in her hometown on December 23”.
Throughout her time in public service supporting the armed forces, Granger has received numerous awards and recognitions including being presented with the highest form of recognition from the secretary of the Navy with the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.
“Congresswoman Granger is most deserving of the Great American Patriot Award.” Said Lt Gen Sid Clarke, US Air Force, Retired, Chairman, Armed Forces Insurance, in the release. “Her unwavering support of the military personnel and their families who serve our nation has been and remains exceptional. Armed Forces Insurance is proud to recognize a truly great American Patriot and thanks Congresswoman Granger for her devotion to our nation. “
Congresswoman Granger will join a selective group of previous Great American Patriot Award recipients including Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, General Mark Welsh, General Peter Pace, Medal of Honor Recipient Salvatore Giunta, Admiral William McRaven and General Norton A. Schwartz, among others, according to the release.