The I.M.A.G.E. Award

Many of our Military Veterans are "Proud to Serve"!! After the completion of their military commitment many of them have returned without a formal welcome home. Today, we would like to continue our annual journey to recognize several of our veterans which "continue to serve" in our communities across Kentucky.
We are inviting all elected officials, VSOs, Christian leaders, fraternities, sororities, Federal organizations, State organizations, and Veterans Administrations to join in the recognition of your present/past leaders, volunteers and retirees.

The 2012 I.M.A.G.E. Awards, Healthy Homecoming Breakfast ceremony will be held in conjunction with the NABVETS Day at the Fair . August 20th at 9:00 AM in the South Wing at the Ky Fair and Exposition Center. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us there. For a printable list of the sponsorship packages select the link Sponsorship package form.

General's Award Commander's Award Colonel's Award
First Sergeant Award Medicine Awards First Responders' Award
Education Awards Chaplain's Award Elected Official's Award
Family Award Journalism Award Business Award
Development Award Environmental Award

Nominations for the Image Awards are taken in each year. If you would like to nominate a veteran for their service to the military and to their community you may contact:
KY. State Command Council

2012 I.M.A.G.E. Award

Recipients of the 2012 I.M.A.G.E. Awards. Present in photo:
National Commander NABVETS - General Robert Cocroft, Mrs. Eula Fox Receiving for the Rev. Alex Moses, Dr. Susie J. Riley, DMD, Ky Supreme Court Justice Will Scott, Gloria Sharp Receiving for Robert H. Wester, President of WKU Student Veterans Organization Danielle Adams and Attorney Karl Truman.

The following 5 professionals are being "Honored" for their vision and contributions to education, economic development, the equine industry and military support and service.
Will Scott
Kentucky Supreme Court Justice
Veterans Court
The Honorable Paul Patton
Former Governor Commonwealth of Kentucky
President of Pikeville University
A.R. Sullivan
President of Sullivan University and College Systems
The Honorable Martha Layne Collins
Former Governor Commonwealth of Kentucky
Former President of Saint Catherine College
The Honorable Brereton Jones
Former Governor Commonwealth of Kentucky
Former President of Equine Assoc.
The following Veterans are being "Honored" for their vision and contributions to education, economic development, the equine industry and military support and service.
The Honorable Jerry E. Abramson
Lt. Governor of Commonwealth of Kentucky
Former Mayor City of Louisville
Brigadier General Robert Cocroft (Ret.)
President National Association for Black Veterans
DeWayne Branch
Ishmon Burke
Former Interim Chief LMPD
Former Secretary Ky Justice Cabinet
David Newman
Community Leader
Business Owner
J. Michael Brown
Secretary Ky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet
New York National Guard
Rev. Dr. Alex J. Moses
(Frank Weaver - Community Service Award)
Chair Police Advisory Board
Community Leader
Tuskegee Airman
Karl Truman
Robert H. Wester Sr.
Purple Heart Citation recipient
M.I.A. HomeFront
Clarence Kimbrough II
(Charles M. Rutter - Community Service Award)
Past Master Unity Lodge #12
Dr. Susie J. Riley DMD (Ret.)
Lt. Col Army Reserves
Ms. Danielle Adams
Pres. National Student Veterans Assoc.
Pres. Western Ky. University Student Veterans Org.
Rev. Dr. James V. Jordan
Presidential Honor Guard - U.S. Navy
Graduate studies:
Education, Baptist Seminary, Divinity and Theology.
International Revivals and Workshops:
Jinja, Uganda and East Africa

2011 Award Honoraries

Award Recipiant Accolades
Elected Official Tom Burch Kentucky State Representative
Medicine Dr. C. M. Young
Education Principal Kenneth C Black T. T. Knight Middle School
Ministry Pastor Geoffrey Ellis Greater St. James A.M.E.
Environment Rudolph Davidson Pres. Shawnee Comm / Olmstead member
Development Earl Beason DuValle Community Organization
David Cosby Cosby Construction
Journalism Marshal Abstain
Military Sgt. Major Irvin Lyons Jr. (USA Ret.) KY. State Commander NABVETS
Combat Veteran Jesse Simpson Asst. Chaplain NABVETS #23 / V.P. Purple Heart
Community Comm. Action Co-ord. Mabel Smith NABVETS #23
Donald Goodwin (USA Ret.)
Veteran Leadership Jim Klein Sullivan University / Purple Heart Recipient
Commander's Award Frank Weaver Tuskegee Airman
Mr. Virgil Jewel Tuskegee Airman
Flight Officer Alvin LaRue Tuskegee Airman
Major Julius Calloway Tuskegee Airman

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