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VA, other organizations help military veterans connect with benefits and services

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With Veterans Day this coming Monday, the VA and other organizations spent Thursday morning and afternoon trying to get Northeast Ohio veterans connected to the benefits and services for which they’re eligible. ... U.S Representative Anthony Gonzalez, who serves Ohio’s 16th District, attended Thursday’s fair and said that taking care of veterans is one of his office’s biggest priorities. “As a mem... Read more »

Gonzalez Battlefield Cross bill passes VA Committee

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H.R. 1424, the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs this week with unanimous support. The bill, which marked the first bill introduced by Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River), codifies protections for battlefield cross memorials in national cemeteries and is strongly supported by the Northeast Ohio veteran com... Read more »

Gonzalez introduces bill to name North Canton post office after Northeast Ohio Marine who lost her life while serving in Iraq

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U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) introduced a bill this week to name the newly opened North Canton post office after Northeast Ohio Marine Lance Corporal Stacy ‘Annie’ Dryden, who died in 2008 while serving our country in Iraq. This post office would be one of only six across the United States to bear the name of a female veteran and the first in the state of Ohio. “Reopening N... Read more »

Family honored by bill to rename North Canton post office

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The city’s post office could become the first in the state to be named after a woman veteran. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Rocky River who represents the 16th Congressional District that includes parts of Stark County, introduced a bill this week to name the newly constructed post office after U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Stacy ”’Annie” Dryden. “Reopening North Canton’s post office was a long-fought ba... Read more »

Northeast Ohio veterans and disabled persons to be served by new federal grant dollars secured for Ohio’s 16th District

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Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) is pleased to announce over $200,000 in grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs will go to businesses within Ohio’s 16th District seeking to serve the disabled, including Northeast Ohio veterans, through adaptive sports programs and therapies. “Our country owes veterans and military service members a huge debt of gratitude,” said Congressman Gonzalez. “Th... Read more »

Gonzalez addresses rising suicide rate in new bill to boost research, identify causes

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Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Ben McAdams (D-UT), introduced the Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act today in a move to take action against rising suicide rates in the United States, including among the veteran community. The measure directs the National Science Foundation to fund competitive research grants across a range of disciplines and in early career research with the goal o... Read more »

North Canton Vietnam Veteran tells his story in new interview with Congressman Anthony Gonzalez

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U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) today released a new Thank-a-Vet Thursday (#TVT) video featuring U.S. Army Veteran Dennis Meeks from North Canton, who served his nation during the Vietnam War. The video is part of a longer interview that will be preserved in American history as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Dennis, a Lincoln High School graduate fro... Read more »

World War II Veteran Richard Masin shares his story for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project

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U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) today released a new Thank-a-Vet Thursday (#TVT) video featuring U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Masin who served in the South Pacific during World War II. The video is part of a longer interview that will be preserved in American history as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Richard enlisted in the Navy after graduating from hi... Read more »

Rep. Gonzalez hosts Veterans Resource Tour in Strongsville focused on lesser-known veterans benefits

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U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) will host his third Veterans Resource Tour event in Strongsville on Thursday, August 15 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. to connect veterans to lesser known programs available through the state and federal government, including grants for disabled veterans to make their homes handicap accessible. Additional information on benefits such as the homeste... Read more »

Rep. Gonzalez to host second stop on Veterans Resource Tour in North Olmsted

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U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) will host his second Veterans Resource Tour event in conjunction with the North Olmsted VFW Post 7647 on June 28 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Saint Clarence Parish. At the event, veterans will have the opportunity to learn about the MISSION Act including new and urgent care benefits that are now available to veterans enrolled in VA health care... Read more »

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