During the Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, the Anthem Community Council recognized Dennis Salisbury with the Anthem Veterans Service Award.
Created by the Anthem Community Council in 2013 and presented annually, the award recognizes an individual or group demonstrating “extraordinary service and selfless dedication in support of our nation’s veterans.”
Salisbury’s role as a veteran leader in this community began many years ago, a press release explains. His involvement spans veterans events and activities in Anthem for years, including the Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies, visits to veterans at the federal penitentiary, working with Youth for Troops on many projects, and helping veteran families in need.
"Because of this individual's tireless hours and selfless dedication in support of our veterans, Anthem is a much greater place,” one of the nominations for Salisbury read. “The Anthem Veterans Memorial activities are elevated due to his assistance and countless veterans have been positively honored, supported and saluted by him in ways we may never know.”
A plaque with the names of all recipients is on display at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way.
Past winners, selected annually by the ACC board of directors based on nominations submitted from the community, include Daisy Mountain Veterans, Ray Norris, Mary Ann Derryberry, Liz Turner, Bob Hackett and John Simmons, Tom Kirk, and Ron Tucker.