Begich Launches Alaska Heroes Hub for Veterans’ Day
Website feature brings information, resources to Alaska's veterans
Senator also attending services at Arlington National Cemetery
In honor of Veterans' Day and with a continued priority of helping Alaska's veterans find the services and programs they've earned and deserve, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today launched the "Alaska Heroes Hub" on his website and released a 2011 Veterans' Day video message.
Click to Access the Alaska Heroes Hub
Features of the Alaska Heroes Hub:
- Alaska Veterans Service Center:
o Links to VA resources
o Links to specialized resources for women, minorities & disabled veterans
o A map of veterans resources & veteran service organizations in Alaska
o A phonebook with numbers for federal veterans' resources.
- Honor A Hero: Alaskans can share what the service of a family member, friend or community figure means to them. Stories and notes shared by Alaskans will be shared.
- Alaska's Hall of Heroes: The stories and notes Alaskans share with Sen. Begich about veterans are featured here. Sen. Begich has made the first two submissions: The Alaska Territorial Guard and U.S. Navy ET1 Ronald John Hemenway.
- Fighting For Veterans: Success stories from Congress about how Sen. Begich has been able to fight for Alaska's veterans.
"It has been my great privilege for nearly three years now to work to help our veterans by serving on the Veterans' Affairs Committee and working each day to get them health care, jobs, and the many benefits we promised them for serving," Begich said. "The Alaska Heroes Hub is just one more tool to get information quickly and efficiently to veterans. It also gives all of us a chance to learn the stories of Alaska's heroes who have served or are serving."
In addition to launching his website feature, Sen. Begich will attend Veterans' Day services at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. After the services he will visit the gravesite of Alaskan Ronald Hemenway. Born in Cordova, Hemenway graduated from Wasilla High School and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon while working in the office of the Chief of Navy Operations.