Obama Visit

Posted: August 3, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Sen. John Warner and others. Creative Services photo

Dignitaries, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki, visited Mason on Aug. 3 to celebrate the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which helps pay tuition for veterans who served since the attacks. The invitation-only event was attended by veterans, legislators and representatives of veterans' groups. Above, former Sen. John Warner opened his remarks by commenting on the many times that he and Mason President Alan Merten, far left, discussed issues. Sitting next to Merten is current Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who introduced the GI legislation. Creative Services photo

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