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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today spoke with Martha MacCallum of Fox News to discuss his bill, the Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Act.
“Four tours in Iraq and a countless number of Americans that he saved, I think his actions certainly warrant it (The Medal of Honor),” said Williams. “This is an opportunity for us to say how much we appreciate and understand what he did and thank him.”
Click on the image below to watch Williams speak on Fox News.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss his bill, the Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Act.
“Chris Kyle is someone who we should strive to be,” said Williams. “He is a true American patriot whose acts of valor must be permanently etched in our nation’s history.”
Click on the image below to watch Williams speak on the House floor.