This program does not endorse any political party or candidate.
So often we take our freedoms for granted-freedoms that veterans fought to defend. Countless sacrifices have been made by many brave men and women so that we can live in a country that allows us to express ourselves freely. The sacrifices our veterans have made on behalf of this great state and nation stand as examples that underscore the need for us to take our responsibilities seriously, especially our right to vote. The Walton County Supervisor of Elections Office is pleased to provide our voters with the Vote in Honor of a Vet program. The intent of this program is to encourage voter participation, as well as remind citizens about the sacrifices our veterans have made, so that we may continue to live in a democratic society. By exercising our right to vote, we show veterans the respect they deserve for protecting our democracy. This program will allow each of us to honor someone who served. We urge all of our voters to "Vote in Honor of a Vet" the next time you go to the polls.
This is how the program works. At designated areas of the courthouses in Walton County, veteran photos are displayed. Our office takes every opportunity to remind all citizens about veterans, the right to vote, and the sacrifices that make voting possible. An important audience for this message is high school seniors who are registering and voting for the first time. Many of these students are even joining the military and will be veterans themselves.
All voters in Walton county have the opportunity to cast their ballot in honor of any veteran of their choice. Instead of the normal "I Voted" sticker, voters may wear a sticker that says "My Vote Honors Veteran, ______________".
To add a veteran's photo to the Veteran Wall, a Biography Form needs to be completed by the veteran or by a family member. Forms are available at the office of the Supervisor of Elections in DeFuniak Springs or at this link:
Please understand that we are including all individuals who ever served our country, whether it is in peacetime or wartime; past or present. We need your participation to make this valuable program a success. Completed forms should be returned to the address at the bottom of the form. If you should have any questions, please contact our office at (850) 892-8112 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete Walton County Honor Wall can be seen on the first floor of the Walton County Courthouse at 571 U.S. Hwy 90 East in DeFuniak Springs. Visitors are welcome to view the walls during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
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