NJ VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL FOUNDATION APPLAUDS SENATE MILITARY AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR PASSING BILL TO EXPAND NJ VIETNAM ERA MUSEUM

NJ VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL FOUNDATION APPLAUDS SENATE MILITARY AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR PASSING BILL TO EXPAND NJ VIETNAM ERA MUSEUM

 

TRENTON — New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation applauded the Senate Military Veterans’ Affairs Committee for passing S-2533 by a vote of 5-0, which makes a supplemental appropriation of $15 million to DMAVA for New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation to expand the museum – the only one of its kind in the nation.

 

General Clark Martin, Chair, and Senator Nick Asselta, Vice Chair of the Boards of the Trustees, testified and issued the following statement:

 

“We are grateful to bill sponsors Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Senator Diegnan, and the entire Committee for voting for this bill to expand our New Jersey Vietnam Era Museum, the only one of its kind in the nation.  The Vietnam Era Museum presents factual and unbiased information about the era and educates future generations about the Vietnam War. The Museum also serves as a special home for many Vietnam Veterans who proudly serve as Docents the facility.

 

“Every day, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation works to honor the sacrifices made by New Jersey veterans. This bill will help us expand and modernize the museum, and preserve the stories of our brave Vietnam Veterans for generations to come. We look forward to the bill being heard in the Senate Budget Committee, as well as in the Assembly.”

 

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