It has been a great week traveling the Sixth District and meeting with constituents across central and eastern Kentucky! Thanks to everyone who made time to visit with me and I hope to see many more of you this next week!
I am looking forward to celebrating Easter tomorrow with my girls, and we wish a happy Passover to everyone celebrating the Jewish holiday.
It was a real privilege to meet Berea resident and World War II Veteran Orville F. Boes last year while he visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight.
When he shared with me that he was having trouble acquiring his Good Conduct Medal, my office was more than happy to assist. Through outreach with the Department of Veterans Affairs, we were able to successfully locate and secure Mr. Boes’ award.
I was honored to present Mr. Boes with his well-deserved Good Conduct Medal at the Sixth District Veterans’ Coalition Meeting on Monday in Richmond.
Thank you to Eastern Kentucky University and the EKU Veterans Club for allowing us to hold this meeting of the Sixth District Veterans Coalition, which is a group of veteran’s who reside in the Sixth Congressional District that includes active, reserve, honorably discharged and retired service members, as well as individuals whose groups or associations work on behalf of the veteran community. They work to address issues facing veterans and to provide me with feedback on pending federal legislation impacting veterans.
We cannot thank these veterans enough for their service to our nation and I remain humbled to represent these brave men and women in Congress.
If you are interested in joining the Coalition, please contact my District Office at 859-219-1366.
Upcoming Sixth District Agriculture Coalition
As part of my ongoing effort to ensure that our agricultural communities are represented in Congress, I will be hosting a meeting of my Sixth District Agriculture Coalition on April 21 in Paris at 6:00 PM at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds (30 Legion Drive, Paris, KY 40361).
This meeting provides an opportunity to hear directly from Kentucky’s agriculture community and discuss solutions to the issues facing the farmers of central and eastern Kentucky. I also look forward to sharing an update on my work to promote our signature agriculture industry at the federal level.
Please continue to let me know your thoughts and concerns about issues facing our community, and I hope you will forward my weekly newsletter to your friends, family and neighbors.
You may also visit my website, Facebook and Twitter, where you can find regular updates about my work at home in the Sixth District and in Washington.
Thank you and have a great week! Sincerely, Andy Barr