Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire
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Kuster Helps Introduce National Purple Heart Recognition Day Resolution

May 17, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, joined Congressman Tim Walz (MN-01) and a bipartisan group of her colleagues to introduce the National Purple Heart Recognition Day Resolution, which supports the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day. This resolution recognizes the sacrifices of servicemembers who have received the Purple Heart and honors their incredible service on behalf of the United States. The resolution would designate August 7th National Purple Heart Recognition Day.

Kuster’s father, Malcolm McLane, received a Purple Heart during his service in WWII. He flew 63 missions in his P-47 fighter plane before being shot down in the Battle of the Bulge on Christmas Eve in 1944. He spent the last six months of the war in a German prisoner-of-war camp.

“We can never thank enough the men and women who risk their lives in service to our nation,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “Those who have earned the Purple Heart have given more to our country than we can ever repay. It is crucial that we honor their sacrifices and recognize that our freedoms are nothing without the bravery of men and women willing to run toward danger in defense of the United States. I’m proud to help introduce this resolution and will continue to work as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to support our veterans when they return home from the battlefield.”