- Written by Terry Arthur
[Rep. Jeff Miller leads a wreath-laying ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery in Piti. He is joined by Rep. Walz, Rep. Bilirakis, Rep. Michaud, Rep. Bordallo, Rep. Miller and Rep. Bonner.]
READ Congresswoman Bordallo's release below:
Bordallo Welcomes CODEL Miller to Guam
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 20, 2013 – Hagåtña, Guam –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo welcomed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Congressional Delegation led by Chairman Jeff Miller at Anderson Air Force Base yesterday evening. Guam is the delegation’s third stop after visiting San Diego and Hawaii. Rep. Jeff Miller from Florida is joined by Rep. Michael Michaud of Maine, Rep. Jo Bonner of Alabama, Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Florida, and Rep. Timothy Walz of Minnesota.
The purpose of the congressional delegation is to assess the clinical operations, programs, and collaborative activities of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Defense medical facilities. The delegation will be reviewing management and activities of certain cemeteries. While in Guam the delegation met with Governor Eddie Calvo, members of the 32nd Guam Legislature, Congresswoman Bordallo’s Veterans Advisory Council and various local Veteran Service Organizations. Additionally, the delegation participated in a walk-through of the Community Based Outpatient Clinic and the new Naval Hospital construction site. At the Chairman’s request, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Veterans’ Cemetery in Piti to honor the service and sacrifice of our fallen service members.
“I want to thank Chairman Miller and the members of the delegation for including Guam in their itinerary,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “The delegation had the opportunity to meet with local government leaders and our Veteran Service Organizations to learn of the needs and concerns of our community. Their visit also highlights the importance of improving critical services and benefits for our veterans. This was a fruitful visit and I am confident that our local Veterans will continue to see improved services now that the Chairman and members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs had the opportunity to visit our island and people.”