Blaine Mayor Tom Ryan officially welcomed Specialist Smith to the community and presented a city proclamation honoring him for his military service and his sacrifices for our country. Specialist Smith was also presented with a letter and American Flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
“The City of Blaine is honored and proud to welcome Specialist Smith and his family to our community,” said Mayor Ryan, a wounded U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. “This program is a great way to honor the sacrifices of our wounded veterans and help them transition back to civilian life.”
State Senator Alice Johnson, State Rep. Tim Sanders, members of the Blaine City Council, and veterans from the American Legion and VFW were also on hand to honor Specialist Smith.
“Our country owes a debt of gratitude to our troops that can never be repaid,” said Senator Johnson. “This program is a great way to give back to our troops by providing wounded veterans with a place to call home as they readjust to civilian life after their military service.”
“Each and every day, our military men and women make extraordinary sacrifices to protect our nation and our freedoms,” said Rep. Sanders. “It is great to see companies like AT&T and Chase Bank joining together with organizations like the Military Warriors Support Foundation to provide the support our troops need and deserve when they return home.”
For nearly 100 years, AT&T has remained dedicated to supporting active military personnel, veterans and their families. As a company, AT&T sees it as an honor to support them both at home and abroad. Military veterans also possess the skills we need to succeed as a company and are an invaluable part of our workforce. For more information about AT&T’s commitment to our military heroes, please visit our website.
For more information on MWSF and all of their programs, please visit: http://www.MilitaryWarriors.org.
About The Military Warriors Support Foundation
MWSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit, founded by Lt. General, Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret), in 2007. MWSF’s Mission is to provide support for our Nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and travel assistance. For more information on MWSF and all of their programs, please visit http://www.MilitaryWarriors.org.
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