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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today received the Louisiana Distinguished Civilian Service Medal from the Louisiana National Guard for his service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Louisiana National Guard presents this award to civilians who advance the security and welfare of the State of Louisiana.

“Senator John Kennedy’s deep passion for the health and welfare of Louisiana residents combined with his relentless work ethic and dedication to the mission was beyond outstanding.

“His tireless commitment to community education, testing, and vaccination operations to combat the devastating effects of the pandemic were a life-saving effort. Senator Kennedy’s professionalism and genuine love of his state set a truly wonderful example of public service, and his actions reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Senate, and the state of Louisiana,” said Maj. Gen. Keith Waddell, Adjutant General for the Louisiana National Guard.

“The Louisiana National Guard models service for the entire country, and I’m honored to receive this recognition and to fight for the wellbeing of all Louisianans no matter what challenges face us,” said Kennedy.