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HONORING CHARLIE DANIELS
(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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                        HONORING CHARLIE DANIELS

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                            HON. JIM COOPER

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker I rise today to pay tribute to Charlie 
Daniels, a Tennessean who, through his dedication to supporting our 
military, has touched the lives of countless servicemembers, veterans 
and their families.
  As an American entertainer, he needs no introduction. As an advocate 
for our military, he has no equal. Daniels unites his devotion to those 
serving our country with his passion for music by visiting our troops 
wherever they may be stationed around the world to perform concerts at 
military bases.
  In recent years, he has teamed with Lipscomb University in Nashville 
to salute those who serve through his annual ``Scholarship for Heroes'' 
tour. This concert raises awareness and funds for Lipscomb University's 
Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, through which the university offers 
a tuition-free college education to post-9/11 veterans. His support has 
helped the school grow its veteran student attendance from 10 to 182 in 
just over three years.
  Today, I join the citizens of my district in honoring Charlie Daniels 
for his tireless commitment to honoring those who serve and working to 
ensure that though freedom isn't free, an education for our veterans 
should be.

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