Veterans Day on the Hill
On January 21, the Statehouse hosted the annual Veterans Day on the Hill. It was a great opportunity for the senators to talk with hundreds of veterans from across the state about their concerns and ideas.
The families of Iowa soldiers in our communities often speak of the stress they experience when a spouse or parent is called to active duty.
This year, we’re making relocating easier for Iowa’s military families. One proposal calls for ensuring that “trailing spouses” of active military members are eligible for unemployment if they have to give up a job; they won’t face withdrawal fees and penalties if they must leave college mid-term; and they’ll get the assistance they need to transfer professional certifications, including teaching certificates, to their new home state.
We’ll do all we can to make sure those who serve our country in the military have the tools and training they need to complete their mission, return home and re-enter civilian life.
Here are some of the photos from Veterans Day on the Hill:Posted Jan. 25th, 2010 at 1:09 pm by Senate Staff