SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Three medical centers are taking home quite an award.
The Salem Rotary Club awarded nurses with Carilion Clinic, LewisGale Medical Center, and Veterans Administration Medical Center with the Citizen of the Year Award.
Each plaque has an inscription that reads:
“Presented annually in recognition of distinguished service to our community for steadfast dedication to the high calling of good citizenship and faithful devotion to those ideas which have made America strong and free.”
The Rotary Club of Salem began awarding outstanding citizens 63 years ago in 1957. Since then, 57 recipients have received this honor. The recipients have represented many different types of professions: elected and appointed public officials, educators, homemakers, attorneys, doctors, business executives, editors, and writers.
In 2006, the Citizen of the Year award was named in honor of a past honoree and member of the Salem Rotary Club — Roy W. Hendrickson. Hendrickson had perfect attendance and exemplified the qualities of all the honorees.