Burgess Recognizes Local Veterans Service to Our Nation
Washington, November 11, 2016 | Lesley Fulop (202-225-7772)
Tags: Veterans Affairs
Pictured left to right: Bill Lawrence, Congressman Michael Burgess, Robera DuTeil, Clinton Turner, Ginger Simonson, Chuck Wright
Highland Village, TX – Today, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, presented five U.S. Armed Forces members with the 2016 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation (CVC). The CVC, established in 2005, honors distinguished veterans who have continued their dedication to the nation by serving their local community after selflessly serving their country in the military.
This year’s commendations were presented at the annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon hosted by the City of Highland Village and the Highland Village Business Association. Nominations were received from the community, veterans’ organizations and civic groups. The five recipients of the 2016 Congressional Commendation are:
Roberta DuTeil – Bartonville
William “Bill” Lawrence – Highland Village
Virginia “Ginger” Simonson – Highland Village
Clinton Turner – Denton
Charles “Chuck” Wright – Frisco
“While these selfless patriots may have retired their service uniforms, they are not finished serving our nation and our community,” said Burgess. “The caliber of this year’s nominations was overwhelmingly outstanding. I want to extend my deepest appreciation to all of the nominees for their service to our country.”
“Our nation is truly blessed to have had such fine men and women answer the call to duty. As our armed forces bear the burden of protecting our liberty and freedom, our veterans deserve all of the respect and care that our country has to offer.”
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