Congresswoman Susie Lee’s Blue Water Navy Veterans BBQ Celebration at American Legion Post 40

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By: Megan Way | Photos by Lawrence Oravetz and Su Phelps
On June 25th, the Blue Water Navy Veterans act was signed into law by President Donald Trump, finally giving Blue water veterans their earned benefits after waiting for 44 years. In celebration of this, Congresswoman Susie Lee invited local veterans to a Blue Water Navy Veterans BBQ Celebration at the American Legion Post 40 in Henderson on August 20th. The food was provided by Smoke on Water BBQ (subsidiary of 22 Warriors).
“The Blue Water Navy Veterans Act, I was proud to co-sponsor it” says Congresswoman Susie Lee. “About 90 thousand Blue Water Navy veterans were exposed to agent orange but these veterans and their children are dealing with the serious health consequences of this exposure and as a nation we have a deep obligation that every veteran has access to the healthcare they need.”
The turnout filled up American Legion post 40’s meeting room including many local veteran community leaders. Everyone enjoyed good company and food.