Our nation’s veterans and wounded warriors have sacrificed in defense of our country. Their dedication and commitment, along with that of their families, has ensured our freedom and should never be taken for granted.
Our veterans deserve the absolute highest quality medical care and benefits for their service. We must ensure that returning military members have access to every benefit they have been promised, As such, Congress should focus on stringent oversight of the VA to ensure veterans are getting the services they need. I will continue to put our veterans first, and fight for legislation that removes barriers for our returning veterans.
More on Veterans
By Congressman John Moolenaar
In 2018, we made more progress on the Soo Locks than has been made in decades. From the end of April through the end of December, new developments have brought a new lock closer to fruition. In April, I joined Michigan Congressmen Jack Bergman and Paul Mitchell for a conversation with President Donald Trump about the Soo Locks.
"He was a World War II hero, he flew many missions, and received 13 medals, including the Purple Heart," Moolenaar said. "He was a native of Beaverton, Michigan and was a citizen who gave back to the local community."
"For me to be able to personally hand that to her on behalf of a grateful nation means a lot,” Moolenaar said.
"It was Brenda, Harry's daughter, who is here today, who reached out to my office," said Moolenaar. "In doing so, she helped ensure that our country continues to honor the men and women who have served our country."
“We want to assist in honoring our veterans in every way. It’s a way of honoring their families for their sacrifice, nut it also speaks a very powerful message to future generations that this kind of sacrifice will not be forgotten,” he said.
Congressman John Moolenaar visited Cadillac Tuesday and updated us on current legislation directly affecting Michiganders.
The congressman spoke about the house’s Great Lakes Restoration initiative, as well as work on the opioid crisis, veterans issues, and the budget.