HONORING THE SERVICE AND HARD WORK OF EDWARD JOHNSON
(Extensions of Remarks - September 26, 2008)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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          HONORING THE SERVICE AND HARD WORK OF EDWARD JOHNSON

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                           HON. JOHN BOOZMAN

                              of arkansas

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 25, 2008

  Mr. BOOZMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Edward Johnson, 
Arkansas' 2008 Outstanding Older Worker of the Year.
  His commitment and dedication to establishing employment 
opportunities for Americans who are beyond the traditional retirement 
age has helped play a vital role in Arkansas' economy.
  There is no one more deserving of this recognition. Mr. Johnson loves 
to see the excitement on a veteran's face when he or she gets a good 
job.
  He continues to lead a life of service he started when he joined the 
Army in 1948. Serving tours in Japan, Korea, Panama, and Vietnam and 
earning numerous medals he hasn't retired from helping his neighbors.
  Following his military career, Mr. Johnson became the Workforce 
Services Veterans representative for areas in the third district, a 
position he has held for 30 years.
  Married to his lovely wife, Louise, he has taught the importance of 
being involved in the community to three children and seven 
grandchildren.
  Mr. Johnson remains active with the chamber of commerce and he enjoys 
the company of his family and friends.
  I congratulate Mr. Johnson and thank him for his service.

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