U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) made two stops in Stokes County last week to meet with area veterans and a small business. During the month of August, the U.S. House recesses for members to meet with their constituents and learn the issues affecting their districts. The Sixth District includes all of Stokes, Surry and Rockingham Counties.
While in Stokes County, Walker attended the monthly Veterans Coffee sponsored by Hospice & Palliative Carecenter, Town & Country Grille, and other area businesses. The events are held at various locations across the Piedmont-Triad and are open to veterans of all ages and service. The Veterans Coffee in King is scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month at Town & Country Grille.
Walker addressed the group of fifty veterans assembled. The topics ranged from issues with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
“It was an honor to speak to this group of veterans from Stokes County and surrounding areas,” said Walker. “Over the last few months, I have been meeting with veterans across the Sixth District and visiting some of our local Veterans Affairs Department facilities. I have heard stories and I have seen firsthand how the VA continues to fail our veterans. This is simply unacceptable and we will continue to work for our veterans in Washington – to make sure they receive the best possible care, that failure at the VA is rooted out, and that taxpayer dollars are used effectively and efficiently.”
Following the Veterans Breakfast, Walker stopped by LTD Farm and Garden to congratulate them on their recent milestone, 25 years in business.
“It’s not too often that businesses stay open as long as LTD Farm and Garden has, especially after the most recent recession and the devastating effects that the Affordable Care Act places on small businesses,” he said. “I congratulate Steve Preston (manager) and the LTD staff for this accomplishment.”