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Congressman Pete King Congratulates Amityville VFW on 70th Anniversary

The Veterans of Foreign War is an outstanding organization consisting entirely of veterans who have served our nation overseas. This month VFW Post 7223 in Amityville celebrated its 70th anniversary and I had the privilege of being the main speaker at the Post's Anniversary Celebration Dinner held at the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club. The VFW exemplifies the best of America -- patriotism, respect for values and support for our troops. In my speech I emphasized the obligation and necessity of rebuilding our military and providing healthcare, education and job training for returning veterans. At a time when so much coverage and notoriety are given to the likes of Colin Kaepernick who refuses to honor our flag, it is more important than ever that we applaud the brave men and women of the VFW. God Bless America!

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With all of the partisan political struggles that get media attention every day, it is important to remember that America and the world face constant critical and possibly existential threats.

Even more than Islamist terrorism, there is the severe threat of cyber attacks from Russia, Iran, China and international criminal enterprises. At the annual "Worldwide Threats" hearing, the leaders of America's Intelligence Community emphasized the necessity of protecting our critical defense, intelligence and industrial critical infrastructure from governmental and non-state hackers. As we saw in the 2016 elections there are the propaganda and surreptitious attacks on our democratic process.

Of course threats from a nuclear armed North Korea, a potential nuclear armed Iran, an expansion China and a resurgent Russia remain as do the ever deadly Islamist terrorist threats from ISIS, Al Qaeda and their offshoots and splinter groups.

We must face the reality that we live in an extremely dangerous world which is why it is vital that the Trump Administration continue to rebuild our military and we make sure that our intelligence agencies receive all the funding and all the moral support they need and deserve to protect Americans at home and American interests around the world. God Bless America!!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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