Congressman Williams Recognizes Hays County Honor Flight Veterans
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.”
This flight is named in honor of William “Bill” Kolbe, who was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps. On this trip, there are six WWII veterans, 18 Korean War veterans, and 17 Vietnam veterans.
“Our nation’s veterans are true heroes and they deserve to be recognized as such,” said Rep. Williams. “I would like to thank them for so selflessly serving this nation and protecting this county all those years ago. I hope they enjoy every moment of their trip this week and know that we are all forever grateful for their service.”
Williams’ remarks are below:
“Mr. Speaker, today I want to take a moment to recognize a special group of veterans from Hays County in the 25th District of Texas that will all board an honor flight to our nation’s capital today.
“For those who don’t know, the purpose of an honor flight is transport American’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
“On this particular flight, we will have six World War II veterans, 18 Korean War veterans, and 17 Vietnam War vets from Central Texas.
“The flight is named in honor of Bill Kolbe, who was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps.
“As the representative of the veterans on this honor flight, I would like to take this opportunity to simply say ‘thank you,’ and ‘we love you.’
“Thank you for so selflessly serving this great nation and for being the heroes we so desperately need today.
“Being able to serve these warfighters in Congress is one of my greatest honors and I will continue to do everything I can to support our veterans in Hays County, and around the nation.
“God bless our veterans and God bless the United States of America.
“I yield back.”
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