Today a group of veterans hosted a flag presentation ceremony to thank Lisa Brown for her years of work in the Legislature on behalf of veterans in eastern Washington.
“We wanted to give you this flag in appreciation of your service to veterans in your many years in the Legislature,” said Dave Michaud, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. “From bringing more physician choices to our community to helping young veterans get scholarships for college to securing funding for the Veterans Home and new veterans cemetery in Medical Lake — thank you.”
More than 30 people including veterans, their families and Brown supporters gathered for the ceremony today at noon.
“What an absolute honor it was to be presented with a flag from this group of eastern Washington veterans who, after serving their countries, continue to serve our community by advocating for our vets and military families. I wish my dad, a Korean War veteran, could have been here,” said Brown. “The education benefits and level of health care services our veterans receive today are not enough. In Congress, I’ll expand health coverage and health care options for veterans, as well as defend against attempts by Republicans to privatize the VA.”
“Lisa has a track record of helping veterans and their families, and she has a record of action, not just talking about veterans,” said Dan Malone, a Marine Corps vet who served from 1970-72. “Our group has been growing for the last few months as more veterans in our community realize that we have a real and better choice this election. We trust Lisa to follow through on her commitments to defend and improve the VA and services for our veterans.”