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To Mark 10th Anniversary of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal, Spanberger Shares Experience of Central Virginia Veteran on Floor of U.S. House of Representatives

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**VIDEO: Spanberger Shares Story of Central Virginia Veteran, Calls for Continued Protections for All U.S. Servicemembers ** WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last night shared the personal story of a Central Virginia veteran to highlight the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the U.S. Department of Defense’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. On the floor of the U.S. House of ...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Remember nation's post-9/11 sacrifice, community, Spanberger urges

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT We should all reflect on the strength and beauty of America, Rep. Abigail Spanberger urged Saturday as she shared her thoughts with Virginians on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. “So much has changed in the 20 years since September 11, 2001,” the Central Virginia lawmaker said in a statement. “And on this day, I hope we all take time to remember th...

8News: Richmond remembers the fallen, first responders and troops 20 years after 9/11

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8NEWS, EMMA NORTH, BEN DENNIS The memory of the over 2,000 people killed on Sept. 11 two decades ago won’t soon be forgotten. Around 100 miles north of Richmond at the Pentagon, a commercial jet slammed into the south side of the building. Now Richmonders are remembering those lives lost for the 20th year. NASCAR and Richmond Raceway are honoring the fallen with a piece of the World Trade Center o...

Spanberger Backs Bipartisan Bill to Posthumously Award Congressional Gold Medal to 13 U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Kabul Terror Attack

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is cosponsoring a bipartisan bill that would posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed during a deadly attack at the Kabul airport last month. The Spanberger-cosponsored legislation would award the Congressional Gold Medal to Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, Sgt. Johanny Rosario Picha...

CBS6: What Virginia lawmakers are doing to get people out of Afghanistan

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CBS6 President Joe Biden is pledging to Americans still trapped in Afghanistan: “We will get you home.” Biden’s comments at a White House news conference Friday come as the U.S. government struggles to ramp up a massive airlift clearing Americans and other foreigners and vulnerable Afghans, rescuing them from a Taliban takeover of the country. He said the commitment extends to Afghans who have ass...

Virginia Public Radio: Spanberger Calls Afghanistan "A Heartbreaking Turn of Events"

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VIRGINIA PUBLIC RADIO, BRAD KUTNER 7th District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger met with business and community leaders in Goochland Tuesday. But with America’s pullout from Afghanistan leading the headlines, the former CIA officer took time to share her views on the situation. Spanberger’s 7th District tour highlighting the billions sent to Virginia as part of President Joe Biden’s American Resc...

CBS19: Honoring the work of U.S.'s Atomic Veterans

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CBS19 President Joe Biden proclaimed that July 16 is National Atomic Veterans Day. An event was held at the Virginia War Memorial on Friday to honor veterans who were exposed to harmful levels of radiation during their service. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger attended the event along with veterans from the Central Virginia region. Those who are called Atomic Veterans participated in nuclear tests...

Spanberger Commemorates President Biden’s Designation of National Atomic Veterans Day with Central Virginia Veterans at Virginia War Memorial

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**Click Here for Photos from the Event** RICHMOND, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today gathered with Central Virginia veterans — including Atomic Veterans — at the Virginia War Memorial to mark President Joe Biden’s proclamation of July 16 as “National Atomic Veterans Day.” Atomic Veterans participated in nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, served with U.S. military forces in or a...

8News: Virginia War Memorial, Spanberger hold ceremony for Atomic Veterans Day

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8NEWS, AMELIA HEYMANN Rep. Abigail Spanberger and the Virginia War Memorial held a ceremony for Atomic Veterans Day on Friday. The day honors those who participated in nuclear tests, served with U.S. forces at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan before 1946 or were held as prisoners of war there. Many of these service members were exposed to harmful levels of radiation. President Ronald Regan designated...

8News: Virginia veterans concerned for wartime partners as US evacuates Afghan translators

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8NEWS, EMMA NORTH As U.S. troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, veterans from Virginia credit Afghan translators with saving American lives. Now their comrades face the possibility of being killed by the Taliban. U.S. troops are set to leave the war-torn country by the end of August, weeks before President Biden’s initial target of September 11. However, the fate of thousands of Afghan nationals who...