Sanders Recognized by Disabled Veterans Organization
Congressional Leadership Awards this year. The other is Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.).
“I am honored to receive this award from the men and women of the Disabled American Veterans,” said Sanders. “As a nation we have a shared responsibility to make sure that those who have been injured as a result of their service receive the highest quality health care, housing and other benefits they deserve. There simply is no excuse for providing anything less.”
Sanders is a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs committee and has led the effort to support and expand Vermont’s CommunityBased Outpatient Clinics.
MikeMcKenna of Ayer’s Cliff, who is also the firechief of Ayer’s Cliff, North Hatley and Hatley Township, was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal during a special ceremony held in Ottawa in September. “I was told just a month before that I would be receiving it,” said Mr. McKenna about the medal which he received for his involvement in the realization of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial Project which was unveiled the day after he received his medal. “It was nice to get the medal the day before the inauguration of the Memorial: I was able to wear it in the presence of our Governor General, the Queen’s representative in Canada,” commented the firechief
Firechief Mike McKenna receiving the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his involvement in the building of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial from the hands of the Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of State.