NORTHFIELD, OH—U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement in advance of Memorial Day.
“On Memorial Day, a grateful nation stands behind the survivors of heroes in appreciation for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“Gold Star Families and veterans deserve our continued support. That’s why it’s important that we ensure that all members of the Armed Forces receive the benefits and honors they have earned – on this solemn day and throughout the year.”
Senator Brown, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, will commemorate Memorial Day at the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery in Northfield, Ohio.
Brown’s office has replaced and secured overdue Purple Heart and other military honors for veterans and their survivors throughout Ohio.
Earlier this month, Brown presented overdue or replacement military medals to nearly 30 veterans or their family members in a ceremony at the Summit County Veterans Service Commission in Akron. In May, Brown presented Ohio WWII Veteran Samuel Reeves, a former prisoner of war, with nearly a dozen medals.
Ohio veterans and the family members of deceased veterans may request military records and medals by contacting Senator Brown’s Cleveland office at (216) 522-7272 or by visiting the “Constituent Services” section of Brown’s website at www.brown.senate.gov.
Brown, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is the author of several legislative initiatives that would strengthen our nation’s commitment to veterans by improving education reimbursements, enhance access to VA health care, and expand employment protection for former service members. Brown has also worked to reduce VA benefits disparities for Ohio veterans and cut down on the VA claims backlog.