So many of our veterans are denied state services that would fall into their benefits because our state does not have a definition matching the U.S. definition. This disparity is now in the past with the passage of my bill HB 16-1125, which aligned the definitions in perpetuity. Thank you Senator Baumgardner for being my senate sponsor of the bill. It was a great bill signing, too. Governor Hickenlooper was sharing a story with us, and the images show a funny story all by themselves. Thank you to the Colorado Dept of Veterans Affairs, the United Veterans Committee, all those who voted for our bill, and of course Governor Hicklenlooper for signing it and adding some panache.