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I hope all of you in Texas' 25th District had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and loved ones. For those of you with family members in the Armed Forces who were unable to be together this year, please know that we are all grateful for their service, and will continue to pray for their safety.
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In case you missed it, last week, I sent out a letter asking veterans in our district to share their stories with me all month long in honor of Veterans Day. Servicemen and women in this nation have sacrificed a great deal for our freedoms, and I am humbled to represent them in Congress.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, announced that he will be sharing the stories of veterans located throughout the 25th District of Texas on his Congressional website during the month of November in honor of Veterans Day.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Hays County, honored the local veterans aboard the Bill Kolbe Honor Flight yesterday on the House floor.
“Representing Hays County and its veterans is extremely humbling, I was honored to be able to speak about them on the House floor in front of my colleagues, and the nation,” said Rep. Williams. “For many of the veterans on this flight, this will be their only opportunity to visit the nation’s capital and view the memorials dedicated to their service in past wars.”
It was a difficult day for Clifford Petrey, as Fort Hood honored him and remembered Soldiers still listed as prisoners of war and missing in action Friday during the post’s annual POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath laying ceremony at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.
As dozens of local veterans organizations layed their wreaths, Petrey fought back tears – tears he sheds for those who remain unaccounted for throughout the years.
“It’s tough … it’s hard on me,” Petrey described through tears. “Most of them (POWs) have passed on now. I’m one of the very few who remain.”
FORT HOOD, TX - Congressman Roger Williams, whose district includes Fort Hood, was the keynote speaker at Fort Hood's POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony.
The ceremony was part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day which is observed on the third Friday in September, a date not associated with any particular war.
The significance of the day is to remind members of the armed forces and their families that America supports them and will never stop working to account for those who have not returned home.
FORT HOOD, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) attended Fort Hood’s POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony and gave the keynote address to share his gratitude for our soldiers’ valor and selflessness, as well as remember those who are still unaccounted for.
FORT HOOD, Texas — Congressman Roger Williams attended a ceremony Friday on Fort Hood to honor former prisoners of war and those missing in action.
The POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony was held at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and included a special wreath-laying.