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Hagan participates in civil rights event in Alabama

Sen. Kay Hagan recently participated in the congressional civil rights pilgrimage in Alabama that occurred on March 1-3.

The congressional delegation the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and the 16th Street Baptist church in Birmingham before reenacting the bloody march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.

Others participating included Rep. John Lewis, who was a civil rights marcher in the original protest, Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Vice President Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, Hagan received the the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who said it was to mark her efforts her efforts to improve the lives of service members and their families. It is the highest Navy award for a civilian. Hagan is chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

Hagan noted that her father-in-law was a two-star Marine General, her husband, father and brother all served in the Navy, an that he has two nephews on active dusty who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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