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DEDICATING THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL OF AVON, INDIANA, AND PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE VALIANT SERVICE OF OUR VETERANS
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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   DEDICATING THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL OF AVON, INDIANA, AND PAYING 
             TRIBUTE TO THE VALIANT SERVICE OF OUR VETERANS

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                            HON. TODD ROKITA

                               of indiana

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. ROKITA. Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Parks 
Foundation of the town of Avon, Indiana, will dedicate the Avon World 
War II Memorial Park in honor of our valiant World War II veterans. The 
park includes a sculpture in the likeness of one of Avon's remaining 
World War II veterans, Brigadier General Clyde C. ``Chet'' Wright, who 
exemplifies the sacrificial service of our veterans.
  Brigadier General Wright was born in 1918 in Indianapolis. He 
graduated in 1938 from Ben Davis High School in Marion County, and two 
years later enlisted in the 139th Field Artillery Infantry Division of 
the Indiana Army National Guard. By December 1943, Chet Wright was 
deployed to New Guinea, staging there in preparation for some of the 
hardest fought battles in the South Pacific theater, Leyte and Luzon. 
After the war, Chet Wright returned to the states and to active duty 
with the Indiana Army National Guard. He served in several leadership 
positions, and was appointed as Assistant Adjutant General, Army, for 
the State of Indiana in March 1973.
  In Avon today, all citizens enjoy the manifold blessings of liberty 
secured by veterans like Brigadier General Wright. Entrepreneurship is 
alive and well. Our growing economy includes world class transportation 
and logistics-based businesses. We are blessed with good schools, good 
government, and natural and abundant resources, including rich farmland 
which plays a pivotal role in feeding our nation and world.
  It is my sincere hope that this memorial will properly honor the 
bravery and sacrificial service of our World War II veterans. May it 
serve as a daily reminder to all who pass it of the sacrifice that was 
required to secure this experiment in freedom known throughout the 
world as America, the land of liberty. May it fortify the resolve of 
this current generation to be vigilant in our sacred duty to preserve 
and protect it at all costs. May God bless our World War II veterans, 
may God bless Avon, Indiana, for its efforts to honor these heroes, and 
may God continue to bless the United States of America.

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