Agent Orange Legacy In Washington D.C.
My mother and I have embarked on a journey as advocate for the rights of the children of Vietnam Veterans whose biological parent(s) were exposed to Agent Orange.
Since my mother and I started out we have been advocating for the services, support and rights of the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange and their families. Our long term goal is to create a permanent presence on Captiol Hill. Our greatest hope is to one day testify in front of Congress about the effects Agent Orange has had, and still is having on the lives of the adult children, grandchildren and successive generations of Vietnam Veterans.
However, I did testify in front of The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Agent Orange Update Committee this past June at the Committee’s first meeting in Washington D.C. held at the National Academy of Science building. This trip was a milestone for Agent Orange Legacy, five (5) years in the making.