Rep. Bartlett to co-host Indiana Military Veterans Legislative Day on Monday, January 27

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INDIANAPOLIS- State Rep. John L. Bartlett (D-Indianapolis) wants veterans from across Indiana to know they are invited to the Statehouse on Monday (January 27) to speak with lawmakers and other state officials about the issues that are important to them.

The sixth annual Indiana Military Veterans Legislative Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday with breakfast and the opportunity to visit several veteran organization information booths.

After a welcome from sponsors and distinguished guests, there will be special presentations by a keynote speaker and a rendition of “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Jim Bewley.

The event will conclude with a lunch and the chance for participants to meet lawmakers and receive updates on legislation affecting veterans that is being considered in the General Assembly.

“Of course the cornerstone of this event is the opportunity for us, as legislators, to connect with Hoosier veterans and active military members,” Bartlett said. “The first people we want to talk to are the brave men and women our laws are affecting. I look forward every year to discussing the legislation we should be passing to improve their lives and the lives of their families.”

The day’s speaking events will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The program will include remarks from the hosts of the event and special guests, Medal of Honor recipient, Sergeant Sammy L. Davis and AMVETS’ first female national commander Jan Brown. There will also be a review of legislation affecting veterans that is before the General Assembly.

In addition, the Indiana General Assembly’s annual service project is a partnership with the American Legion to collect hygienic supplies for homeless veterans. There will be a box for donations at the event.

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