Each spring, Senator Morrell holds a special awards ceremony, dinner, and policy forum to honor veterans, reservists, enlisted service members, and businesses or organizations that support them.
Senator Morrell is searching for Patriots of the Future - young men and women under the age of 21 who would like to share what patriotism means to them by submitting the following online questionnaire and taking a photo with a veteran that includes a caption explaining why the veteran they have highlighted is a patriot. First, second, and third place entries, as determined by the selection committee, will receive a $100, $50, and $25 Amazon gift card, respectively.
Honorees must live in or go to a school in the 23rd Senate District, which includes: Rancho Cucamonga, Loma Linda, Redlands, San Bernardino, Highland, Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Yucaipa, Hemet, Mentone, Menifee, Sun City, Homeland, Nuevo, San Jacinto, Phelan, Piñon Hills, Wrightwood and the mountain communities including the areas of Big Bear Valley, Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Blue Jay and Twin Peaks. To see a full map of the 23rd Senate District, click here.