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Oct 8, 2016

A 6-year bid for a moment of silence for veterans

A bill to establish the national observance has cleared Congress and been sent to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

May 2, 2016

President Signs Lynch’s POW/MIA Remembrance Act into Law

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015 into law. Congressman Lynch introduced and successfully pushed the bipartisan legislation through Congress in March with the help of United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who introduced the bipartisan Senate companion bill.

Apr 15, 2016

Senate Passes Lynch’s POW/MIA Remembrance Act

The United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, legislation introduced by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston). The legislation honors American service members who are Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA) by placing a commemorative chair on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

Mar 27, 2016

A legislative win for Rolling Thunder’s ‘chair of honor’ dedicated to POWs, those missing in action

Rolling Thunder is known for its patriotic “Ride for Freedom” to the nation’s capital each year and an intense interest in veterans’ affairs. Now the national motorcycle club has inspired some legislation, based on the organization’s unwavering support for the “chair of honor” — a simple but effective public reminder of some 83,000 troops still missing in action or held as prisoners of war.

Mar 25, 2016

Lynch helps pass POW, MIA legislation

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Boston, recently helped pass legislation H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mar 23, 2016

Rep. Stephen Lynch's POW/MIA Remembrance Act passes House

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch’s, D-Boston, legislation H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, passed unanimously on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mar 21, 2016

Congressman Lynch’s POW/MIA Remembrance Act Passes House

Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston)’s legislation H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015, passed unanimously on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

Dec 16, 2015

Braintree ceremony commemorates Pearl Harbor anniversary

Every year, Braintree is among the few communities in Massachusetts that remembers Japan’s Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

Dec 2, 2015

Capitol to Honor POW/MIAs With Commemorative Chair

The Capitol will soon have a permanent commemoration to prisoners of war and servicemen and women missing in action. On Wednesday morning, the House Administration Committee approved a resolution that would direct the Architect of the Capitol to obtain and display a chair in the Capitol building that features the National League of POW/MIA Families logo.

Nov 11, 2015

Congressman honors vets in Canton

Congressman Stephen Lynch attended the annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the American Legion's Beatty Post Nov. 11.

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