WASHINGTON — CUNA’s ‘Home for Our Troops’ campaign to showcase the industry’s contribution to Iraqi veterans during the political party conventions this summer picked up new steam Tuesday with separate announcements on state participation and a fundraising call by the $1.6 billion Keesler FCU greeted as “a moving tribute to help our country.”

The state participation in Minnesota was highlighted by an announcement by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Repubican, he would be joining special St. Paul ceremonies April 28 jointly sponsored by CUNA, a Washington veterans group, National Journal magazine and the GOP/Democratic Party hierachy to break ground on a $150,000 home for a handicapped U.S. soldier injured in the Iraq war.

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