Rep. Delgado Joins Veterans Day Ceremony to Honor Upstate Veterans
GHENT, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) joined a Veterans Day ceremony with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ghent Post 5933 and the Chatham American Legion Post 42. The Congressman spoke to honor and recognize the sacrifice that upstate veterans made to protect our country and thanked them for their service. Rep. Delgado joined Director of Columbia County Veteran Services Office Gary Flaherty, New York State Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Ghent Town Board members, and New York veterans for the event.
“Today, I was honored to join the Ghent VFW and Chatham American Legion’s Veterans Day Ceremony,” said Rep. Delgado. “We are eternally indebted to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedoms. I will keep working to ensure every veteran receives the quality support they need when they return home.”
Rep. Delgado is a strong advocate for veteran care and benefits. Earlier this year, he introduced the bipartisan REACH for Veterans Act that would implement key staff training and management improvements to the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Delgado also introduced the bipartisan VA Peer Support Enhancement for MST Survivors Act that would establish a peer support program at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) for survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Earlier this year, two of his provisions to provide more resources to local veteran cemeteries and improve VA benefits for women and minority veterans were signed into law.