Sen. Toomey, Media Mayor Bob McMahon Discuss Veterans Education Initiative
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) Thursday met with Media Mayor Bob McMahon (D) in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Veterans National Education Program.
The mission of the Veterans National Education Program is to foster the teaching of a standard American military history elective in middle schools and high schools nationwide. The program was founded by former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and is currently chaired by Mayor McMahon.
Participants in the program include schools throughout Pennsylvania and over 3,000 Junior ROTC programs nationwide.
“I appreciate Mayor McMahon taking the time to come to Washington and update me on the Veterans National Education Program,” said Sen. Toomey. “It is so important that our young students learn about the sacrifices our veterans have made so that we can live freely and securely today. The Veterans National Education Program is an important initiative and I appreciate Mayor McMahon’s leadership in running the program.”
“The most important thing to me as a veteran is the proper care of those service members who have returned home. Part of that care is ensuring that younger generations understand the significance of the sacrifices made by our veterans,” said Media Mayor Bob McMahon. “The chief objective of the Veterans National Education Program is to teach throughout Pennsylvania and the country the history and the stories of veterans - of what they did in previous wars and especially in today’s wars. Sen. Toomey has been a strong advocate for veterans issues, and I’m grateful for his support of this important project.”
Photo: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) with Media Mayor Bob McMahon (D)
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