Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rep. Jason Grill Meets With VFW Members to Discuss Veterans Affairs

Jefferson City – Representative Jason Grill, D-Parkville, recently spent time with area VFW members to listen to their input and offer some insight on legislation he is working on at the state capitol.

Rep. Grill attended a weekly VFW meeting at VFW Post 7356 on March 10 where he met with local veterans to discuss various veterans affairs issues. He also spent time discussing his legislation, House Bill 933, that would make it easier for currently enlisted members of the Armed Forces serving overseas to renew or obtain a driver’s license. That legislation recently received committee approval and will soon come up for a vote in the House.

“It’s important that we do everything we can to make life easier for the brave men and women making sacrifices to protect our way of life,” said Rep. Grill. “It was nice to be able to share some of these ideas with our veterans who I know appreciate the efforts we make to help the members of our Armed Forces.”

During his visit with VFW members, Rep. Grill enjoyed breakfast and presented a plaque to District 3 Commander Phillip M. Duncan and local Platte County veteran Mike Vogt. The plaque featured the words to the famous military bugle call, Taps. The back of the plaque detailed the history of the music.