On Friday, July 4th, as part of the Fourth of July Program, the City intends to continue the program of awarding the Homeland Patriot Medal to qualifying resident service personnel. Michigan City’s Homeland Patriot Medal will be awarded to service personnel who have earned hazard duty pay (imminent danger duty) since September 11, 2001, and have as their ‘home of record’ an address within the Michigan City Area Schools boundaries or a member of the 938th Police Detachment so long as it is in Michigan City.
If you are, or know someone, from the Michigan City area who qualify for the Homeland Patriot medal and will be available to attend the Fourth of July Program, please bring the following to the Mayor’s Office at City Hall: a completed ‘Form DD214’ if the service has been completed; or, the current service record if the individual remains on duty. Any documents will be copied promptly and forwarded to the Veterans Committee for review.
The deadline for submitting an individual’s name and service record for medal consideration is Thursday, June 26, 2014, in order that we can process the information in time for the Fourth of July Program. The service personnel must be present to receive the medal.
We greatly appreciate the public’s cooperation in this effort as we honor the sacrifices of our local service men and women. Eighty-two (82) medals have been awarded since its commission on 11-11-05.