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Pensacola Council of Navy League honors military today
PENSACOLA -- The Pensacola Council of the Navy League is honoring a local member of the military for his service in the community.
Navy Petty Officer First Class, Charles Ray Ellis, was presented with the "Margaret Flowers Civic Award" today.
Ellis has volunteered hundreds of hours planning and implementing community projects.
He's also a mentor for junior sailors.
"This is very overwhelming. I had no idea. I was just doing my part. I wasn't looking for any individual award. I was just trying to help our community the best I can."
Twelve other local members of the military were nominated for the award.