(House of Representatives - November 19, 2013)

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                             GEORGE TURNER

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania). The Chair 
recognizes the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Holding) for 5 
  Mr. HOLDING. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a great American, 
George Turner, from Wilmington, North Carolina, for his recent 
induction into the Wake County Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame.
  George is a man of character and conviction, who exudes principle and 
selflessness. He is a tireless worker and leader in his community. 
George's success in business is equally matched by his giving nature.
  Earlier this month, George was honored for his years of service to 
the Wake County Boys & Girls Club, and was inducted into their Hall of 
Fame. Over 700 people came to the Raleigh Convention Center to see 
George be honored for his service to the Boys & Girls Club. This is a 
testament to how many lives he has touched in his decades of work with 
the organization. As a longtime board member of the Wake County Boys & 
Girls Club, previously leading the organization as board president, 
George is a great role model to kids across North Carolina.
  George attended East Carolina University and served in the United 
States Coast Guard, Active and Reserves, from 1960 to 1968. Before he 
retired, George was CEO of the Ready Mixed Concrete Company in my 
hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.
  George is a real leader in business and in education, serving on the 
board of directors for the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the National 
Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the North Carolina State University 
Engineering School, the North Carolina State University College of 
Design, and the Raleigh YMCA.
  George is a truly giving man, and I can think of no one more 
deserving of the Hall of Fame than he. I congratulate him on receiving 
this award, and I thank him for his unwavering dedication to his 
community. It is spirit and enterprise like George Turner's that will 
rebuild our Nation and rebuild our economy.