Sen. Tony Hwang on Oct. 27 took part in an event held at Fairfield University which raised awareness of the challenges faced by veterans and their families who are homeless or living below the poverty line.
The event, called “A Day in the Boots of a Hero”, brought together lawmakers, community stakeholders, medical professionals and students to better understand the struggles of our nation’s heroes.
Sen. Hwang, who serves as Ranking Senator on the legislature’s Housing Committee and also serves on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said the discussion was enlightening.
“Our veterans and their families have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation – they are our heroes,” Sen. Hwang said. “I commend Fairfield University on hosting this gathering, which shined a bright light on the significant challenges our vets face each and every day. We are all one community. We are all blessed to live in this great country and to enjoy its freedoms. That’s why we can never stop striving to improve the quality of life for our vets. That quality of life involves health care, housing, job training, and many other issues. The focus in Washington, DC and at the State Capitol in Hartford must always be on our vets and their well-being.”
Sen. Hwang represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport. He can be reached at 800 842-1421 and at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov . On the web: www.SenatorHwang.com.
Attached photo: Among the participants in the Oct. 27 “A Day in the Boots of a Hero” event at Fairfield University were, from left to right: Volunteer Najja Salmon, Pastor John Diamond of the Cathedral of Faith in Bridgeport, Sen. Tony Hwang, Sandra Salmon of the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Fairfield University Assistant Professor Kathryn Phillips.