San­ders Rec­og­nized by Dis­abled Vet­er­ans Or­ga­ni­za­tion

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Burling­ton, VT

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

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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.

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