AMVETS honors Walz with awardWASHINGTON — AMVETS presented its Congressional Silver Helmet Award earlier this week to Rep. Tim Walz.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
WASHINGTON — AMVETS presented its Congressional Silver Helmet Award earlier this week to Rep. Tim Walz.
AMVETS honored Walz, a retired command sergeant major from the Minnesota Army National Guard, for his work as both a soldier and a legislator.
“In only two short terms, Walz has become a critical voice for the men and women who bear the brunt of our nation’s battles. As a sergeant major, Walz was dedicated to caring for his troops and he has carried that dedication into his work in Washington,” said AMVETS National Commander Duane J. Miskulin. “Congressman Walz has demonstrated a sustained commitment to our nation’s troops and our veterans with more than two decades of continuous service as a soldier and a statesman, and it is an honor to recognize his ongoing contributions.”
“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” said Walz. “I am also truly honored to work with AMVETS. Their dedication to the men and women who have served our country is unwavering and I look forward to continuing to fight alongside them to ensure that our veterans and troops have the best care possible.”
The Congressional Silver Helmet Award is presented by AMVETS each year to a member of Congress for exemplary service to members of the military and the veterans’ community.