Sergeant Charles H. Tracy is a Chicopee native who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War for two acts of bravery. His Medal of Honor was awarded to him on November 19, 1897 with a citation that reads “At the risk of his own life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying a wounded and helpless officer to a place of safety.” The Mayor of Chicopee along with The Department of Veterans' Services has an annual award ceremony in honor of Sergeant Tracy. The Charles H. Tracy Award is presented to a veteran for his/her volunteerism and service to the Chicopee veteran community for that year. The ceremony takes place outside the Department of Veterans Services building at 9:00 am on Thursday, May 25th. If it is raining, the ceremony will take place at the City Council Chambers on the 4th floor of City Hall. Below are the instructions and form(s) to nominate a Veteran for the award. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Department of Veterans' Services at (413) 594-3470.