(Extensions of Remarks - April 25, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E554]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                         A TRIBUTE TO ANNE MURR


                            HON. TOM LATHAM

                                of iowa

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 25, 2013

  Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize 
Anne Murr for being named a 2013 Hero of the Heartland by the American 
Red Cross serving Greater Iowa.
   Each year, the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa recognizes 
Heroes of the Heartland by selecting everyday Iowans who have done 
extraordinary things to help their neighbors and communities. The 
Iowans honored with this prestigious award displayed selflessness in a 
variety of courageous, charitable and thoughtful acts. The Heroes of 
the Heartland program not only showcases the heroes among us, but also 
helps raise crucial funds to ensure that the American Red Cross is 
prepared and equipped to assist those that need food, shelter, and 
comfort during emergencies and difficult times.
   Anne Murr was named a Hero of the Heartland through her efforts as 
Drake University's Coordinator of the Adult Literacy Center. For more 
than 20 years, Anne has continued to do everything she can to change 
lives at the center, from playing support roles to educating and 
coordinating activities. Outside of her office hours, Anne also plans 
community-wide events to connect students, tutors and community 
members. Anne's work as a teacher and a leader has enriched lives and 
the world around her. She is truly an example our state can be proud 
   Mr. Speaker, Ms. Murr's actions that earned her the title a ``Hero 
of the Heartland'' are a testament to the humble, hardworking and 
helpful people who make up the great state of Iowa. I invite my 
colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Anne on a job well 
done, thanking the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa for their 
life changing efforts, and wishing all of those involved in the Heroes 
of the Heartland program continued success for years to come.