Glenn W. Slaughter was presented with the seventh annual Raymond H. Miller Patriotic Award Saturday at Cleveland's annual Veterans Day program.The presentation was by auxiliary officer Mary Baier, …
Glenn W. Slaughter was presented with the seventh annual Raymond H. Miller Patriotic Award Saturday at Cleveland's annual Veterans Day program.
The presentation was by auxiliary officer Mary Baier, who serves as chairwoman of the annual selection voted on by committee members.
Baier emphasized there were five extremely qualified candidates this year, all deserving of the award. This annual award is given to a veteran who goes above and beyond in his service to veterans and veteran agencies.
Slaughter has been instrumental in the construction of wheelchair ramps for veterans, and was the team leader in the recent construction of a new pavilion at the Old Fort Veterans Cemetery.
Slaughter said he was appreciative and humbled by the award.
He becomes the seventh recipient of the award. Previous honorees include Terry Hollenback, Tommy Townsend, Billy Gray, Bill Norwood, Joe Davis and Herb Stafford.
Slaughter's wife, Debra, told Baier her husband would rather enjoy quiet days on his farm and feed his many, many animal — too numerous to count — than to stand up and accept such an award.
She added he is humble and refuses to take credit for his tireless work for veterans in need.
"This is why Glenn Slaughter is awarded this year's Raymond H. Miller Award," said Baier.
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