FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2020
ATTORNEY GENERAL REYES AWARDED DAR DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN MEDAL FOR WORK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
SALT LAKE CITY – Today, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes was pleased and honored to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution Distinguished Citizen Medal for his honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism to the community. The award is due to Attorney General Reyes’ work on human trafficking, and increasing awareness of the crimes associated with human trafficking around the world.
“When I think about the people you’ve chosen in the past to bestow the award upon, I’m in awe that I would be recognized in the same category as those heroes – front line first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, military servicemen and women, veterans, and citizens who have accomplished acts of great distinction,” Attorney General Reyes said. “It’s a singular privilege to accept this award and it’s even more meaningful to get it from an organization that I admire so much. Thank you to my wife, my staff, our partners and many others for their support and countless hours and dedication in rescuing those in need.”
The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal is presented to citizens who demonstrate exceptional service to the community. The Wasatch Range Chapter of DAR nominated Attorney General Reyes for this award to recognize his leadership in the fight against human trafficking.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years.
Watch the ceremony below: