Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Latta Introduces Bill to Honor Military Children

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced H.R. 5333, a bill to honor the children of active duty soldiers and veterans of the United States armed forces. H.R. 5333, if passed, will create a program to make available a lapel pin to the children of active duty and veterans of active military duty for them to display and honor their parents’ service to our nation. These pins will be purchased by the recipients.

"I feel it is important to honor these children whose parent(s) currently serve or have served on active duty while these children were growing up. It is important we recognize these military children for their contribution to the military through their parent(s), whether it is the children of military service members from WWI or Afghanistan and Iraq. These children and families tend to be shaped by frequent moves, long and short-term absence of a parent, strong patriarchal or matriarchal authority, threats of parental loss in war, and a military family unit."
H.R. 5333 has been referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

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