Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
December 4, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 154 — Daily Edition
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HONORING UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS VETERANS; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 154
(Extensions of Remarks - December 04, 2012)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1875] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS VETERANS ______ HON. FREDERICA S. WILSON of florida in the house of representatives Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Ms. WILSON of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor our veterans. There are no words that can express the gratitude that the American people owe all of the men and women who choose to serve the United States of America in the armed services. We are all humbled by the sacrifice they make--knowingly putting themselves in harm's way while also leaving loved ones behind. This commitment is the mark of America's finest citizens and those who answer to a higher calling. Allow me to honor, from the United States Marine Corps: Edgar Harris, Tony Colmenares, Willie James Ferguson, Leroy McKenzie, Clifford Farrell, Jr., Peter Almeida, Jr., Joyuanki Victore, Christian Zegarra, Felix Garcia, Oscar Sola Vega, Phil Davis, Eddy J. Fonseca, Charles V. Manno, Edward Haynes, Larry Gilbert Jones, Ewin Vasco, Alexander Cruz, Philip Henry, Brent W. Quinones, Candyce Haynes, Christina Watson, Tracy Noel, Jamal Jenkins, Bentley Broussard, Jonathan M. Fuller, Javier A. Herbello, Kelvin J. Cox Jr., Kenneth del Mazo, Scott Schmidt, Richard Miller, Shane Suzuki, Jose ``Pepe'' Diaz, Rudolph Felton, Roberto Morejon, Widmayer Boucard, David Scott, Artice Shine, Jeffrey Paris, Jose Morla, Philip White, Darrell Morgan, Wesley Frazier, Johnnie Nesmith, Gary Gene Lipsomb, II, Joseph L. Cook, Jose Rojas, Manuel V. Ferrer, Walnex Philor, Leon Parker, Lonnie Lawrence, Gary Bryant, William Dozier, Peter Almeida, Jr., Patrick L. Purdy, William Draper, Milton Qaadir, Jim Gates Jr., Ed Moore, James Moore, William Parros, John L. Raineri, Jacob B. Butz, Luis Alvarez, Justin Cook, Luis Rivera, Ivens R. RestoSalgado, Eddy J. Fonseca Jr., Jonathan A. Salcedo, Ismael R. Lopez, Matthew D. Younger, Jaime M. Varillas, Carlos Santiago, Matthew J. Drumsta, John R. Hirnyk, Steven S. Vonsoosten, Eliezer Olea; Finally, it is not our tanks, weapons or machinery that make the United States Armed Forces the best military in the world. It is our young men and women who serve professionally with honor and distinction. If not for these exemplary citizens, freedom and the American way of life would not be safe arid secure. For these sacrifices, we respect and should commend their service everyday of the year. Congress has designated, November 11th 2012 as the official day showing our gratitude. Please join me in honoring these American heroes for their bravery and sacrifice in defense of this great nation.