Saturday, February 17, 2007

Military and Veterans Cacus Announced

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly recently announced the creation of the Military and Veterans Caucus, which is comprised of legislators in the House and Senate who are military veterans, who represent districts with a military presence, or who have an interest in issues affecting our armed forces. I joined 62 colleagues at the first official meeting of the new caucus.

Legislators also invited representatives of the National Guard, the N.C. Military Advisory Council, and veterans groups such as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States to attend their caucus meeting.

Currently, there are 35 House members and 18 Senators with military experience. Some may not know that I am the widow of a decorated combat veteran and am very supportive of the military. North Carolina’s military bases, which account for the third largest military presence in the nation, contribute over $18 billion annually to our state’s economy. Our state is also home to more than 100,000 military personnel, which is more than all but two other states in the nation.

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