Sen. Daniel Akaka on Thursday was honored by the Japanese American Veterans Association for distinguished service in his nearly four decades in Congress.
Here’s part of the citation he received, which he’s posing with in the picture above.
Senator Akaka has been an ardent advocate for veterans. Under his chairmanship, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs produced an unmatched record of new laws affecting veterans health care and compensation benefits, on issues ranging from mental health care, including treatment of homeless veterans, to post 9/11 GI Bill of Rights for veterans’ education as well as transition assistance programs for out-processing soldiers.
Read the full citation here:
— Michael Levine