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Congratulations to CHPA member Mel Shinholster of Hoover Alabama. Mel was selected by the Board of Directors of the Greater Birmingham Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America as the 2013 Veteran of the Year.
Mel says, "After being read a flowery accolade of my military service and my volunteer work, I was advised this honor and recognition was bestowed upon me for the work I have rendered over the years on behalf of our men and women in uniform. I am honored that the MOAA Board of Directors unanimously voted me this honor although I know there are many more people more deserving of this honor than I. I want to personally thank all those I work with who work so hard to honor, celebrate and support our veterans all over the State of Alabama. This Veteran of the Year award is for all of you."
The award was presented at World Peace Luncheon held in Birmingham November 10, 2013 during the 65th Annual National Veterans Day Celebration.