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Mar 1, 2014

Raul Ruiz, Congressman, California’s 36th District, reads the proclamation for a Congressional Gold Medal to retired Montford Point Marine Joseph Beaver at the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014. “Serving our veterans has been one of the greatest joys I have had in my time in office,” said Ruiz. “Our freedom endures because our veterans fought to protect it. It is my great honor to award this medal to Joseph Beaver, and may he and all of our veterans be remembered." (Official Marine Corps Photo By Lance Cpl. Kasey Peacock/Released)

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