Shea-Porter Introduces Legislation To Honor the NH National Guard and Spouses of Service Members

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter introduced two pieces of legislation that recognize and honor our nation’s service members and their families.  Shea-Porter introduced a resolution that recognizes the contributions of the New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG). She also introduced legislation that honors the spouses of our military men and women who have served in combat zones.

Shea-Porter’s resolution recognizes the NHNG’s service to the State of New Hampshire and their contributions to the domestic and international missions of the Armed Forces.

“Members of the New Hampshire National Guard are patriotic Americans that have contributed greatly to our Armed Forces,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “They have helped our state recover from numerous natural disasters, were first responders to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and have served our nation honorably.  They deserve this recognition.”

The Military Spouse Pin Act would present an official lapel pin to the spouses of service members that have served in a combat zone for more than thirty days.  Lapel pins would be distributed to all spouses of service members who have been deployed since September 11, 2001.  Spouses of service members deployed prior to September 11th will also be eligible to apply for the pin if they wish to do so. 

“Military spouses are often the glue that holds families together while their spouses are fighting overseas,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “For their service, sacrifice, and patriotism, military spouses should be honored alongside the military men and women they stand beside.”