Vet Voice Foundation Speaks at Browns Canyon Event
Just before a massive snow storm descended on the Colorado high country on Tuesday December 3rd, 2013, Senator Mark Udall addressed a crowd assembled at Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting. He explained the hard work and attention to detail that went into crafting a proposal to make Colorado's Browns Canyon in the Arkansas River Valley a national monument and wilderness area.
Public News Service: Colorado Veterans Fight to Protect Public Lands
While this Veterans Day recognizes men and women who have served the United States around the world, a group of veterans is working to protect the land here at home. Army veteran Garett Reppenhagen of Colorado Springs is a member of the Vet Voice Foundation and Rocky Mountain West coordinator for the group. He'll travel to Washington next week to speak out about preserving the public lands he sees as vital to the country's quality of life.
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Garett Reppenhagen of Colorado Springs, the Rocky Mountain West coordinator for the Vet Voice Foundation, said service members need as many options to register and vote as possible. He said military members fight for the right to vote, and increasing access is an important goal.
"If you vote for this bill you will be honoring the service of those who put on the uniform and made the decision to serve," he told the committee.
Vote Vets Foundation in Taos County
As one of our nation's newest national monuments, Rio Grande del Norte also serves as a gift to the veterans of New Mexico and our nation. VVF member Larry Sanchez, a county commissioner from Taos County stated, "With our veterans returning from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, places such as these are here to assist with their recuperation. Lands such as RGDN are here for our veterans to find peace from their time at war and recreate with family and friends."