Local Vet Honored With Award and Appreciation

Friday, November 8, 2019

As excerpted from The Desert Review:

Assembly member Eduardo Garcia presented the 2019 Distinguished Veteran of the Year award after sharing his excitement of presenting the award to more than one recipient this year. Representing several valleys makes the decision difficult, according to Garcia.

“It is my honor to recognize Tracy Rascoe, an exemplary patriot and pillar of our community, as our 56th Assembly District’s 2019 Veteran of the Year. After bravely answering our nation’s call of duty, Mr. Rascoe has continued to lead, and has dedicated efforts to improving the lives of his fellow veterans,” said Garcia. 

“This is your day. Today is your day to be recognized for all of the work that you do, not just for the veterans but for the community as well,” said Garcia.

Rascoe was honored with several other awards. Congressman Juan Vargas explained his intentions to include Rascoe in the congressional record of the United States, saying that in the U.S., we memorialize and record important historical events and people. Vargas said Rascoe is an important person to include in the United States’ history.