Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Congressman Williams Recognizes Military Appreciation Month

May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor on Tuesday to recognize Military Appreciation Month. 

This month is dedicated to recognizing those in the military who risk their lives in order to protect our nation. 

Williams’ remarks are below:

“Mr. Speaker, I’d like to take this time to recognize Military Appreciation Month.

“This month allows us the opportunity to educate Americans regarding the impact our military has had throughout history.

“This month allows us to honor the important men and women who have served and who are serving in uniform. 

“And, Mr. Speaker, this month allows us to celebrate over 90 million patriots who chose to put our country before themselves.

“As the Representative of the 25th congressional district of Texas, it is my honor to represent Fort Hood Army Base.

“I am proud to speak on behalf of ‘The Great Place.’

“Located in Killeen, Texas, this 340 square mile installation is the gold standard for the Army.

“My visits to Fort Hood have given me a deeper appreciation for our military and their families

“This appreciation is why I’d also like to recognize Memorial Day, which we will all celebrate next Monday on May 29th.

“This day reminds us of the brave men and women who gave up their todays, so we can have our tomorrows.

“It gives us the chance to say “thank you” to a soldier, sailor, airman, coastguardsman or a marine.

“Please join me in paying tribute to military members who have given our country the ultimate sacrifice.

“God bless our troops, God bless the Great Place and God bless the United States of America.”