The Mississippi Council of The Navy League hosted its Annual Military Citizen of The Year Luncheon today.
Three sailors were recognized and honored for their service and what they have done to support the community.
This year’s winner was 1st class air traffic controller Patrick Kiger.
“I wasn’t expecting any award. I don’t go out in the community and serve my community for any kind of award or recognition. It’s something I really enjoy doing with my time,” said Patrick Kiger.
“I tell you it is some great competition if you look at the accomplishments and the resumes of these young sailors,” said Rick Justice, Mississippi Council of the Navy League President.
The event was made possible by the Mississippi council of the navy league and the east Mississippi business development corporation.