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September 19, 2008

Honor A Vet With Your Vote Is Launched This Election Season

Secretary of State Markowitz Joins Vermont National Guard Members To Promote Voting In Honor Of A Veteran

Burlington. Today, Honor A Vet With Your Vote kicked off its 2008 campaign at the Church Street Marketplace. Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz joined Vermont National Guard members, including Williston Town Clerk Deb Beckett, to talk about the importance of honoring our nation’s veterans. Markowitz said, “During this time in our nation’s history where our service men and women are making such personal sacrifices, it’s important that we remember our veterans when we go to the polls on election day. The Honor A Vet With Your Vote program is one way to do just that.”

The Honor A Vet With Your Vote program provides personalized buttons to voters who wish to cast their vote in honor of a particular veteran. During the 2006 elections, more than 2,000 veterans were honored in this way. Buttons are being distributed through veterans’ organizations, civic organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, family reunions and Town Clerk’s Offices. They are also available by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at

Deb Beckett, Williston Town Clerk and Vermont National Guard member said, “This program is very meaningful to those of us serving in the military. It helps remind people of the tremendous contributions our nation’s military is making presently and have made in the past.”

Secretary of State Markowitz adds, “This is an opportunity for Vermonters to recognize those who have proudly served this country and worked to keep our democracy strong so that we have the right to vote! Thank you for your help in honoring our nation’s veterans.”

For more information about this program contact Missy Shea at 802-828-1296 or visit the Secretary of State’s website at


Source: Secretary of State
Last Updated at: September 19, 2008 15:09:42