Mankato Free Press: Your View: Walz recognized as a champion for veterans

As a disabled veteran who served over 21 years of active duty, I take umbrage over the derogatory remarks made by a few writers pushing their political agenda. With all the negative opinion letters to the editor in The Free Press about Congressman Tim Walz, I feel it’s time to actually recognize how lucky we are to have a great and patriotic advocate in Washington representing us.

I’d like to give you one veteran’s perspective of this outstanding elected official.

Walz has been recognized as a champion of veterans by many major veterans organizations in the relatively short time he has served us in Washington. The 20,000-member Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota awarded Walz the Legislator of the Year Award by Past DAV.

Walz has received the American Veterans Silver Helmet Award, the highest award given by our nation’s veterans. In addition, he was awarded the Jewish War Veterans’ Medal of Merit by that national organization. Most recently, Walz was awarded the Legislator of the Year award by the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers.

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