RECOGNIZING SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS FOR ITS UNWAVERING DEDICATION TO OUR TROOPS
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E742-E743]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




 RECOGNIZING SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS FOR ITS UNWAVERING DEDICATION TO OUR 
                                 TROOPS

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                          HON. ROGER WILLIAMS

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. WILLIAMS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the outstanding 
work and admirable service of a very special military support non-
profit in Texas--Support our Soldiers (SOS).
  Led by Teresa Nelson, whose father served in the Army's 101st 
Airborne Division, SOS was founded to care for our troops at home and 
abroad with support they might otherwise not receive. SOS volunteers 
often create custom boxes to meet the unique needs of troops. Just this 
week, a Marine unit serving overseas received a shipment of pillows 
after SOS learned they had none. Since its establishment in June 2011, 
over 17,000 pounds of food and supplies have been sent overseas to 
benefit more than 500 soldiers.
  Texans are always looking for ways to give back to the men and women 
of the United States armed forces, and SOS provides a wide range of 
opportunities for its surrounding communities to serve those who wear 
the uniform. Teresa and her team host monthly meetings with sell-out 
crowds and organize community events across 6 cities in Tarrant and 
Johnson County to raise awareness, funds, and support for our troops. 
Beyond collecting and distributing material goods, SOS also works with 
ROTC programs and students to teach them the importance of patriotism.

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  It's people like Teresa Nelson and organizations like Support our 
Soldiers who embody the American spirit of gratitude and generosity. 
Our nation is free today because of the selfless sacrifices of 
thousands of brave men and women who have answered the call of duty. We 
owe these troops and their families abundant support, whether it's 
food, shelter, clothing, or comfort. I commend SOS for their commitment 
to providing this much-needed support, and I am proud to know the 
wonderful leaders and volunteers of this great organization.
  God bless our troops and God bless America.

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