SALEM, MA — Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) has invited the public to nominate people in their lives who best exemplify the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community, which were the foundational principles of the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.
“Reverend Gomes was my mentor and friend,” said Rep. Moulton. “He preached that ‘the only hands on Earth to do the work of service are our own.’ Over the last few months, countless nurses and doctors, orderlies and grocery store workers, bus drivers and non-profit employees—all “essential workers”—have been inspiring examples of service to us all. Young voices are emerging across our country, holding us to our values and challenging us to get to work. Let’s recognize the people making a difference in our community and keep Reverend Gomes’ legacy alive.”
Congressman Moulton established the Peter J. Gomes Service Award in 2016. He has presented it annually to a resident of the 6th Congressional District who best exemplifies the foundational principles of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.
Rep. Moulton’s congressional office is accepting nominations online until Monday, September 21 here: https://moulton.house.gov/service-award
The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes was a Christian minister who served for nearly forty years in The Memorial Church of Harvard University, a space erected to honor the Harvard public servants who died in World War I. As a preacher, teacher, author, and leader, he influenced many with his ready wit and wisdom and, perhaps above all, with his commitment to service, whether to his immediate community, in support of those in the armed forces, or to universal humanitarian causes.
On October 17, Moulton will host an award ceremony for outstanding nominees where he will present one finalist with the Peter J. Gomes Service Award. Details about the event will be posted on the social media pages of his congressional office (Facebook.com/RepMoulton and twitter.com/teammoulton).
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