Mar 3, 2010 Issues: Veterans

Today U.S. Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) received an award sent by the national commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Roberto Barrera, and presented by North Carolina DAV Commander George E. Balch. The award, a custom baseball bat, was given to Jones for his efforts in “going to bat” for disabled veterans. Jones has served on the House Armed Services Committee for over 15 years and has a long history of fighting for the rights of our military and veterans.

“I am very honored to receive this award today,” said Jones. “I have always believed that if we send these men and women to defend our country and freedom, it is our duty to make sure that they are taken care of upon returning home.”

The inscription on the award reads as follows:

To Rep. Walter Jones (North Carolina) House Armed Services Committee Presented with grateful appreciation for your dedicated leadership and superlative efforts to approve legislation that assures sufficient, timely and predictable funding needed to provide quality, timely health care services to those who have sacrificed for our freedom and liberty. Thank you for going to bat for veterans.