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.
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Congressman John Moolenaar was in Roscommon County yesterday[Wednesay] to present medals to two men who had served in the US Army in the 1960’s.
The event was hosted by U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, and is part of a larger effort to recognize and honor those who served during Vietnam, only to come home to criticism and disdain from many of their fellow countrymen.
Today, Congressman John Moolenaar presented Tim’s brother, Peter and sister-in-law, Shirley with nine medals for his service in Vietnam.
Her parents, Josephine and Ronald Gene Potts Sr., trekked from Sanford to the office of U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar to be presented with those medals on Tuesday morning.
U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar said he presented the Purple Heart to two veterans this year. The award was introduced by George Washington in 1782 to recognize and foster actions of military merit.
“These veterans, they don’t stop giving back even after leaving the service,” Moolenaar said, adding they use the skills they learned in the military for their civilian jobs, as well as join community service organizations.
This Veterans Day, we celebrate with the men and women who have defended our country. With their service they have made the world a better place and they continue to make a positive difference in our communities today.
This year, I had the honor of presenting five veterans in our region with medals, including two with the Purple Heart. All veterans deserve recognition for their service and I am privileged to assist these gentlemen in receiving their awards.
I would like to share their stories with you.