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Secretary of State seeks nominees for medals of valor and merit


OLYMPIA — Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State is calling for nominations for the state’s Medals of Merit and valor.

The statutory civilian decorations are considered the highest civilian honors awarded in Washington given to recognize individuals’ outstanding service for the state and its residents.

The Medal of Valor is for people who have attempted to save, or saved the life of someone else by putting their own safety at risk.

“Washingtonians accomplish amazing things, serve and better their communities in many ways, and commit selfless acts of bravery every day,” s...

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