WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas encourages Texans to nominate individuals for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors,

which recognizes and honors those ordinary Americans who become extraordinary through their indomitable courage and selflessness.   Citizen Service Before Self Honors are unique because they are presented to unsung heroes by our nation’s most honored heroes—the fewer than 90 living recipients of our nation’s highest award for valor—the Medal of Honor.  The recipients comprise the Congressionally chartered Medal of Honor Society, which is one of the most exclusive societies.

Citizens may submit an eligible nominee by completing the nomination form online via the Citizen Service Before Self Honors website, www.CitizenServiceBeforeSelfHonors.org.  The nomination period ends on Friday, February 18, 2011.