CLEVELAND—On Flag Day, State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) presented Councilman Tom Perk with a commendation.  He was honored for his military service at the Republican Veterans of Cuyahoga County 2017 Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Perk, a veteran of the United States Navy and the Vietnam War, was honorably discharged in 1975 and served in the Cleveland Fire Department for 33 years.

“Tom is a model representative of what it means to be a committed public servant,” said Rep. Anielski. “He has continuously demonstrated dedication to his family, country, and village, and I was pleased to salute him as one of Ohio’s finest citizens.”

“I am grateful and honored to have been recognized at the luncheon,” said Tom Perk. “Vietnam Vets won’t forget any other veterans, ever. We want to make sure that all veterans of all conflicts are remembered.”

Councilman Perk was honored in front of his wife of nearly 43 years, Kathy, and other immediate family members. His son is currently a Lieutenant serving in the United States Navy. Councilman Perk is also currently serving his eighth term as an elected member of the Village of Valley View Council. 

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