As a way to publicly recognize and increase awareness of the sacrifices made by the families of those serving at unaccompanied posts, parents/guardians might want to ask the Principal of their child's school, a Scout leader or other community figure, or Mission personnel to present the medals and certificates. We encourage post participation to present the medals to the children, if requested by parents.
All of us at the Department recognize the great contribution you and your families are making to achieve the mission and goals of the Foreign Service, and the burdens and stresses this places on your children in particular. We hope the presentation of the Medals and Certificates of Recognition will in some small way let them know their sacrifice is appreciated and reaffirm the proud tradition of the Foreign Service.
How to Participate in the Program
Please fill out the nomination form at here (http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/147124.pdf) click on Certificates and Medals of Recognition. Complete a separate form for each child 0-21 (if you have a child who turned 22 during your Unaccompanied Tour, please include him/her). If you are unable to fill in the form online, please e-mail FLOaskUT@state.gov .
To learn how one family recognized their child in their community please click here.