Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Applauds Passage Through U.S. House of Representatives Of Post Office Renaming Bill In Honor Of Veterans Of Iraq and Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announced the
passage of his bill (H.R. 6386) through the U.S. House of
Representatives to rename the Schaumburg Post Office. This bill renames
the Post Office located at 450 West Schaumburg Road as the “Veterans of
Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Post Office Building.”

“I am pleased that my bill to rename the Schaumburg Post Office in honor
of veterans was passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives today,”
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said. “Our veterans of Iraq and
Afghanistan sacrificed for this great country, and they deserve this
recognition within our community. How we honor our veterans reflects who
we are as a country. I look forward to this bill passing the Senate and
being signed into law by President Biden.”

To watch Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s floor speech on his post office
renaming bill, click here [1].

“Schaumburg is proud to have Congressman Krishnamoorthi rename the
Schaumburg post office in honor of our veterans. Naming the postal
service facility in their honor will remind everyone about the
sacrifices made by these brave men and women to ensure freedom here and
around the world,” Mayor of Schaumburg, Tom Dailly said.

“We, the Department of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars, are delighted
to see the newly named ‘Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Post
Office Building’ go into effect. It is actions like these that continue
to develop and foster a culture of public support and admiration for our
fearless service members, and to ensure our country maintains a strong,
volunteer military force for the foreseeable future. The United States
Postal Service is one of the longstanding pillars of freedom in this
country, and what better way to recognize that than to honor those who
continue to fight, throughout the world, for the principles of freedom.”
Bobby Welch, Commander, Department of Illinois VFW

“Naming this Post Office for Veterans, people who get the job done,
regardless of obstacles or staffing, should be an example to the U. S.
Postal Service,” Board of Directors of the Coalition of Veterans

“The National Association of American Veterans thanks Congressman
Krishnamoorthi for his tremendous efforts and genuine commitment to
Veterans across the country. The renaming of a local Illinois Post
Office pays respect to the millions of Veterans who served our country
in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. We thank them for their service,” said
Constance A. Burns, Founder, President and CEO – National Association of
American Veterans, Inc.

“As a national organization that serves post-9/11 veterans, service
members and their families, we always commend those who go above and
beyond to thank military members and their families for their sacrifices
and service,” said Robin Kelleher, Co-founder and CEO for Hope For The
Warriors. “We understand how the entire military family serves — from
multiple deployments, base moves and, for some, losing a loved one. We
hope the renaming of the Schaumburg, Illinois Post Office is a daily
reminder to the community of the sacrifices being made by military
families serving around the world.”

“Thank you for honoring the military who fought and died in the Iraq and
Afghanistan conflicts. The renaming of the Schaumburg Post Office the
‘Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Post Office Building’ is a
positive step towards keeping alive their memory. As the Illinois
Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, we thank you
Congressman,” said Michael E. Lash, Military Order of the Purple Heart.

“Trickster Cultural Center strives to support our veterans and
recognizes their sacrifices made for our freedom. We support this bill
that Congressman Krishnamoorthi presents to change the name of the
Schaumburg Post Office to the Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial
Post Office Building,” Trickster Cultural Center.

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