Earlier this week Jeff Morlock was named the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Grand Marshal and says he is humbled by the opportunity.
Morlock's work with the veterans is what sets him apart when deciding on the Grand Marshal. He says a couple of veterans were among the 18 that nominated him.
Morlock says he was shocked when he found out and was surprised as well that 18 nomination letters were submitted for him.
Morlock has helped get numerous veterans in the community connected to the Honor Flight, which an all-expenses-paid one-day trip to Washington, D.C. to see all the memorials.
He's also helped coordinate a special return home ceremony with escorts from first responder agencies across central Illinois and DeWitt County.