Last night, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz attended the 90th anniversary celebration of the Reserve Officers Association in which the National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus (NGRCC) was inducted into the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Minute Men Hall of Fame. Walz accepted the honor as co-chair of the U.S. House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus.
"On behalf of my fellow members in the Caucus, I am honored and humbled to accept this high honor from the Reserve Officers Association," said Walz. "Those who are willing to risk life and limb to protect the ideals on which our country was founded deserve the best support and care in the world, both when fighting abroad and here at home. The Caucus is proud to work alongside ROA to ensure that their mission--to support and promote smart policies for our troops and veterans--is America's mission."
ROA was founded after World War I and is celebrating their 90th anniversary. A list of past inductees can be found by clicking here.
"As a co-chairman of the Caucus, Congressman Tim Walz has been an unwavering champion for a strong national security and a fully supported Reserve force as a key component of that security," said Keith Weller, spokesman for ROA. "ROA is honored to present this award to the House NGRCC and Rep. Walz whose bipartisan efforts are essential to preserving the strength of our Reserve force and the livelihood of our Nation's Reservists."
Congressman Walz has served as a co-chair of the NGRCC along with Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) since 2010. The Caucus been instrumental in recent years in ensuring that our National Guard and Reserve components have the resources they need to carry out their missions overseas and at home.
Furthermore, in the 2012 alone four bills authored by Congressman Walz that are aimed at supporting our brave men and women of the military were signed into law.