More on Veterans
This week, President Obama is going around the country to re-hash some of the themes from his State of the Union. I have a better idea: how about he start apologizing for the last seven years?
I’ve decided to help the president by highlighting some of the lowlights that he should address. I’ve also taken the liberty of assisting the president’s speech writers by putting this in a speech format for him:
As we approach the new year, it is a great time to reflect on 2015. While the past year has brought much frustration and disappointment from Washington, it is the Texas spirit of resolve, determination and willingness to confront challenges head-on that give me hope for the future.
November marked six years since the unspeakable tragedy that occurred at Fort Hood. This year we were finally able to get the Obama Administration to admit the events that transpired on that fateful day were an act of terrorism and not workplace violence.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) on Wednesday spoke on the steps of the Texas Capitol to honor our nation’s veterans:
"America is truly an exceptional nation, and that is because of our veterans who have preserved our freedom. Anytime or anywhere this freedom is challenged our military answers the call.
“On this Veterans Day we honor the elite group of men and women who made sacrifices to ensure we could continue our normal way of life.”
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BURLESON, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) today honored a disabled veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Hal Cleveland, by acknowledging his service and presiding over the installation of a new roof on his house which was donated by a local roofing company.
“Mr. Cleveland is an American hero, and his numerous tours of duty and accolades illustrate that,” said Williams. “Many of us have not given what he has, so we are here to thank him for his service and show him our appreciation for his commitment to the community, Texas and the United States.”
The skies alternated between hints of sunshine and cloud cover Monday morning but the rain held off, allowing more than 100 to gather in the Cleburne Cemetery for a Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony.
Residents milled with U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain, Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford, Cleburne Fire Chief Clint Ishmael, members of the Cleburne Police Department and other dignitaries before the ceremony began.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), whose district includes part of Fort Hood, joined Bill Hemmer on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom on Friday to discuss the Purple Heart ceremony at Fort Hood and legislation he helped push through Congress to allow the victims of the November 5, 2009 attack to receive Purple Heart medals.
AUSTIN -- The oldest living U.S. veteran was honored on Wednesday with the presentation of an American flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) will present 108-year-old Richard Overton with the flag at a ceremony on Wednesday. Williams will also congratulate Overton on receiving a new roof donated by Lon Smith Roofing.
"I'm really surprised, I appreciate every bit. I pray to God that they do live a long time and do it again for somebody else. Not only me, do it for somebody else, too," said Overton.
Austin, Texas – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement observing the anniversary of the 2014 shooting at Fort Hood:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today commended a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program by changing its distance calculation to mileage veterans must drive to the nearest VA medical facility.
“This is a common sense solution that is certainly a step in the right direction for veterans living in rural Texas,” said Williams. “I applaud this decision, but we need to continue to make sure we empower our veterans by no longer forcing them to travel long distances to seek care.