Harrisburg – December 13, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he was honored to recognize more than 60 local veterans for their service to our country at a Thursday, Dec. 12 breakfast at VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell.

“The veterans who were recognized at the breakfast — and all veterans from all branches of our armed forces — deserve to be recognized for their sacrifice and service to our nation,” Brewster said.  “Reaching out to local veterans and thanking them for what they have done to protect our nation and defend liberty was an honor.”

The lawmaker has hosted events to honor veterans at several locations throughout the year.

As a part of the breakfast, veterans were called up to receive a special pin and certificate of recognition.

Senator Brewster Veterans Breakfast

Brewster has been very involved in veterans’ issues during his tenure in the Senate.  In this session alone, he co-sponsored and voted for legislation to help pay for an education program for spouses and family members of those in the National Guard.  He is also a co-sponsor of legislation to increase the pension for blind and vision impaired National Guard veterans.

Veterans services representatives from federal, state and county offices were available at the event to answer questions about programs and services.

“I was happy to recognize veterans who came to the breakfast and offer services,” Brewster said.  “If a veteran or family member needs help at any time, they can call any of my district offices and my staff can provide assistance.”