November 14, 2002 - Issue: Vol. 148, No. 147 — Daily Edition107th Congress (2001 - 2002) - 2nd Session
HONORING RYAN C. LEWIS; Congressional Record Vol. 148, No. 147
(Extensions of Remarks - November 14, 2002)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E2036] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING RYAN C. LEWIS ______ HON. KEN BENTSEN of texas in the house of representatives Thursday, November 14, 2002 Mr. BENTSEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize one of my constituents, Ryan C. Lewis, who has demonstrated remarkable patriotism and immense love for the United States of America. Because of his desire to serve his fellow countrymen, Ryan joined the United States Army. He has composed a poem to articulate his feelings, and this written expression, which Ryan has so graciously shared, is a reflection of his heartfelt pride for our country. I feel that it is important to share this with my colleagues, as it is an inspiration to all those who hear it. You asked me to show my patriotism I think I already have, by flying the flag In my room, by saying the pledge everyday And when my eyes get watery and The hair on my neck stands up when I hear the National Anthem. I've shown you by joining The Army just to serve my country. It runs in the family, this patriotism in my heart, This never ending pride, respect, honor, and love I have for my country, this sweet land of liberty. You know for you are my sister and you are my brother. Mr. Speaker, Ryan's dedication to his country is an example for all Americans to follow, and I thank him for his selfless contribution to this nation and its people. ____________________