The American Legion Department of Indiana names recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Public Service Awards.
The American Legion, Department of Indiana is proud to announce the selection of Senator Karen Tallian (D) and Senator Michael Crider (R) as the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award.
Since their inception, the American Legion, Department of Indiana Distinguished Service Awards have become among the most highly prized Legion honors.
The award honors state legislators who went above and beyond to work with the American Legion and other veteran organizations to accomplish amazing things during the 2017 Indiana General Assembly legislative session.
Senator Tallian has a proven record of supporting many military and veteran issues and helping veterans and their families across the state through her legislative efforts.
She has consistently pushed the importance of studying cannabis as an alternative to dangerous, addictive, and deadly medications currently prescribed to many of our veteran family.
She truly has compassion for Hoosier families in her heart, which is reflected through her work. We thank you Sen. Tallian for your support to Hoosier veterans and their families.
Senator Crider has a proven record of serving veterans and their families in the Indiana General Assembly.
This past session, Senator Crider authored a key interagency bill which passed the Indiana General Assembly and was signed by Gov. Holcomb. Senate Enrolled Act 382 is intended to help locate our state’s veterans and spouses so the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs can capture more information regarding veterans and surviving spouses throughout the state.
This legislation is intended to help better serve veterans and surviving spouses to provide information to best posture resources from the veteran community for optimal service.
Senator Crider is a strong supporter of veterans and their families and he has the voting record to prove that. He is a true friend to the veteran community.
These state legislators went above and beyond to work with our organization that represents more than 77,000 Legionnaires and a number of other veteran organizations over the last year to accomplish amazing things during the 2017 Indiana General Assembly legislative session.
Together, we change lives for Veterans, their families and their communities.
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