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July 2, 2012
This Saturday I was at the farmer’s market in Waitsfield, picking up my CSA share with my son, when Governor Shumlin stopped by on his way to the Stars and Stripes Air Show in Warren. It was a beautiful day in the valley, so we followed the Governor down to Sugarbush airport. My son had a great time watching the planes and I had a chance to talk to Jim Parker, who puts on the show as a fundraiser for the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation.

I’ve been a strong advocate for the Vermont Guard during my time in the state legislature, including fighting for passage of the Military Parental Rights Act in 2010 and — just this session — a law to bring educational equity to military children. It was great to connect with Jim and other members from the valley community and to see them doing such good work for the people who serve our state and our nation.