Congressman McGovern to Honor WWII Central Mass Veteran
McGovern to be Joined for Medal Presentation by French Leader
WEBSTER – Today at 1 pm Congressman Jim McGovern will honor a local World War II veteran. Counsel General Mr. Valéry Freland of France will be appointing PFC Joseph LaPlante as a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor Medal is awarded to distinguished members of the military who provided exceptional and honorable service. It is given as a sign of France’s gratitude and appreciation for playing an important role in the liberation of France in WWII. To recognize his service to France, Congressman McGovern will join in honoring PFC Joe LaPlante for his service in the U.S. Army during WWII.
WHAT: Ceremony honoring Central Mass. Veteran with Legion of Honor Medal
WHEN: Today, 11/27 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: Sacred Heart Church 18 East Main St., Webster
WHO: Rep. McGovern, Counsel General Freland, Local Leaders & Community Members
Congressman McGovern has long been a strong voice for Massachusetts veterans, working tirelessly to ensure they have the benefits and care they deserve. Congressman McGovern authored legislation (“Hope at Home”) to provide tax incentives to employers that continue to pay the salaries of their National Guard and Reserve employees who are called to active duty.
McGovern supported the Post-9/11 GI-Bill to restore the promise of a full, four-year college education for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. McGovern also continues to be a strong supporter of Tri-Care and other vital services for our veterans.