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May 23, 2018

POW/MIA Chair of Honor: A solemn reminder in the U.S. Capitol

It is said that there is loyalty in the simple act of remembrance. In November, the United States Congress unveiled a Chair of Honor that sits empty in the United States Capitol as a tribute to those brave men and women who, in the course of their courageous military service, have been rendered missing in action or prisoners of war.

Nov 9, 2017

Empty chair at US Capitol seeks to honor POW, MIA troops, serve as reminder to lawmakers

Congressional lawmakers this week lauded the addition of a new chair to the U.S. Capitol, which will honor American prisoners of war and the thousands of service members missing in action.

Jul 22, 2017

East Bridgewater war vet honored with corner dedication

U.S. congressman Stephen Lynch presented the family three American flags that had flown over the U.S. Capital. “Each was flown over the U.S. Capitol in recognition of his courage and bravery and sacrifice,” Lynch said, as Raymond’s sister became emotional. “We’re here to dedicate this place and to thank his family for their long-enduring sacrifice on behalf of this country.”

May 29, 2017

Eastern Mass. pauses to remember on Memorial Day

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch voiced not only his appreciation for military members but also his concern for them. He cited the high reports of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among troops, and said that among the 3.5 million people who have served in the Armed Forces since the first Gulf War, 90,000 have served more than four tours.

May 28, 2017

War dead remembered at Cohasset ceremony

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and State Representatives Joan Meschino and Patrick O’Connor also attended. In his opening remarks, Lynch acknowledged two Cohasset residents he nominated to U.S. military academies this year, Liam O’Connell (Naval Academy ’21) and Timothy Chase (Merchant Marine Academy ’21).

May 28, 2017

Braintree honors those who’ve served at Blue Hill Cemetery

As we honor those servicemen and women who did not come back from combat alive, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said Memorial Day is also time to remember our obligation to those who did. Since the first Gulf War, 3.5 million Americans have served in the Middle East, and 90,000 of them have served at least four tours of duty.

May 27, 2017

Hundreds attend ceremony to honor fallen heroes

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Stephen Lynch and hundreds of others joined Gold Star families for the ceremony.

May 27, 2017

Gold Star families remember lost loved ones with yellow roses and vows to keep memories alive

The ceremony was attended by more than a hundred people, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Speakers included Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and Representative Stephen Lynch.

May 25, 2017

A sacred vow — and solemn acts of remembrance

Congressman Lynch wrote an op-ed for the Washington Times special section honoring the 30th anniversary of Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2017

Lynch: VA can’t leave injured vets hanging

Following a meeting with top Boston VA brass in Jamaica Plain yesterday, Lynch said he called for more coordination between VA staff that diagnoses and treats vets, and those who determine and administer their benefits.

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