Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Honoring a Great Veteran

On Friday, March 5, I was honored to join with Representative Brad Hill in Memorial Hall at the State House to recognize the remarkable efforts of Vietnam Veteran Michael Reagan, who is an accomplished portrait artist. He founded, and continues to build, the Fallen Heroes Project. Through the project he provides portraits of those who have given their lives in military service to their family members. You can read more about this important project at www.fallenheroesproject.org/.

I co-sponsored a Joint Resolution with Representative Hill to recognize Mr. Reagan’s efforts, and today we presented it with the Chairs of the Veterans committee, Senator Ken Donnelly and Representative Harold Naughton and Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Thomas Kelly. We presented it to Marine Staff Sergeant Coffey, a distinguished young man who resides in Plymouth and is considered by Mr. Regan as like a son.