Andrade celebrates District 12 veterans, vows to continue legislating on behalf of veterans
INDIANAPOLIS – State Representative Mike Andrade (D-Munster) celebrated the sacrifices and contributions of Hoosier veterans alongside veterans from District 12 during the eighth annual Indiana Military Veterans Legislative Day (IMVLD) on Monday at the Indiana Statehouse.
Three dozen veterans and family members traveled from Wicker Park on a bus chartered by the Office of the North Township Trustee, Adrian Santos. During IMVLD, visitors were given a review of legislation related to veterans' affairs currently being considered by the General Assembly. They also visited information booths from veteran organizations and had the opportunity to speak with state legislators about veteran concerns and needs over lunch.
“After putting their lives on the line in service to our state and our country, it is an honor to welcome Hoosier veterans and their families from around the state to the Statehouse for Indiana Military Veterans Legislative Day,” Andrade said. “I want to thank the over two dozen veterans' organizations who came from around the state to set up booths for their contributions in making lives better for the military community.
”Last session, I co-authored and co-sponsored legislation that successfully became law to help military personnel and their families. It’s important to me that military members and families and veterans, both in District 12 and throughout our Hoosier state, are properly thanked for their sacrifices and contributions. As a member of the House Veteran Affairs and Public Safety Committee, I will continue to advocate on behalf of servicemen and women.”