FAIRFIELD — A Vietnam veterans group has named state Assemblyman Jim Frazier its 2013 Legislator of the Year for his support of veterans and the military.
Frazier said he’s honored by the action of the California State Council of Vietnam Veterans.
“Veterans are profound heroes who left their homes and families to answer the call of duty,” said Frazier, D-Oakley, in a press release. “Although their service is a debt that can never be repaid, I will continue my efforts to give back and improve the lives of all of our veterans who have served our country so unselfishly.”
Frazier has introduced legislation that includes requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer a driver’s license printed with the word “veteran” to ensure that veterans can easily identify themselves and access services. The bill was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Frazier said, but he plans to reintroduce the bill within the next few weeks.
Frazier is hosting The Wall That Heals exhibit, a traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and accompanying mobile museum, to the California State Capitol, his office said. The Wall That Heals will be available for public viewing 24 hours a day from Feb. 27 to March 2.
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