National Veterans of Foreign Wars Honors Frelinghuysen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) has been honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars with the 2018 VFW Congressional Award.  The award is presented annually to one sitting member of the House or Senate that the VFW deems to have “made the most significant contribution towards veterans, service members, their families and the nation” over the past year.

In announcing the award, VFW Commander-in-Chief Keith E. Harmon said Frelinghuysen’s “work and leadership are the key difference toward ensuring the Department of Veterans Affairs provides the quality and timely access to care and benefits America’s veterans both earned and deserve.”   He went to commend Frelinghuysen for “ensuring the members of our Armed Forces are properly trained and equipped, and that their families are properly cared for.” 

“I have had the honor of representing the people of New Jersey in the House of Representatives for twenty-three years,” said Frelinghuysen, the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations.  “Among my highest priorities – from my first day in office – has been to support our Armed Forces, and their families, and also the veterans who served before them, especially those who have returned home with injuries – seen and unseen.  They deserve a quality veterans’ health care system and I work every day to see that they get it!”

“I thank the VFW for recognizing my commitment to those who serve!”

Frelinghuysen, an Army veteran of the Vietnam war, is a life member of the VFW and a member of Post 3401 in Morris Plains.  He has previously been honored by the New Jersey VFW, the American Legion, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, National Guard, the Association of the United States Army and the National Defense Industrial Association.