The Veterans of Foreign Wars have honored Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, and state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, as Legislators of the Year. The awards were presented at a reception Wednesday in Sacramento.
“Assemblymember Yamada and State Senator Lieu have been instrumental in advancing veterans’ programs in California and we are pleased to recognize their hard work and achievements on behalf of the veterans of our state,” said Earl Fulk, commander of the VFW in California.
Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans, with 2.1 million members in 7,700 VFW posts worldwide.
The VFW and its auxiliaries are dedicated to “honor the dead by helping the living” through veterans service, legislative initiatives, youth scholarships, Buddy Poppy and national military service programs.