Missoulian State Bureau
HELENA - Applications for Medal of Valor Awards must be submitted to Gov. Judy Martz's office by May 21.
To be eligible for the medal, nominees must be Montana residents who, at risk or injury, tried to save others from a life-threatening situation during the calendar year 2000.
Those wishing to nominate people must submit their names, along with a written description of the incident, along with names and phone numbers of witnesses. Any newspaper stories, law-enforcement or emergency response teams' accounts or additional information would be helpful.
The ceremony for the Medal of Valor Award will be July 20 in the Capitol, with Martz presenting the awards. Recipients unable to attend the ceremony may have the award presented by the governor in their home towns at a later date.
Applications should be sent to Myrna Omholt-Mason, governor's office, P.O. Box 200801, Helena 59620. She may be contacted for additional information at (406) 444-3111.