After eight years of honoring those who've enlisted in the military as well as in the National Guard, Tuesday was Governor Bob Riley's last time presenting awards to those who have achieved outstanding work.
With only seven months left in office, Governor Bob Riley is doing a lot of things now for the last time and Tuesday was one of them. For the last eight years the Governor has been at Maxwell to honor those in the military and those who are planning a future in it. The event is called the Governor's Outstanding Service Members awards. That means enlisted representatives in the active military as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve and outstanding senior cadets in ROTC programs in the state were recognized.
"These young people are some of the most impressive people that you will ever meet. I've done this now eight times and every time I'm just blown away with the quality and the character of the men and women in our armed forces today. This is going to be something I'll really miss." says Governor Bob Riley.
There were 23 in all who were honored. They came from installations like the U.S. Coast Guard and the Air Force as well as schools like Auburn, Troy, Tuskegee, Alabama State and Marion Military Institute.
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