October 31, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 173 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
SAN PEDRO PACKAGES FOR PATRIOTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 173
(House of Representatives - October 31, 2019)
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[Pages H8706-H8707] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SAN PEDRO PACKAGES FOR PATRIOTS (Ms. BARRAGAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. BARRAGAN. Madam Speaker, currently military families who send all-important care packages to their loved ones overseas have to pay some postage. These families are already paying a lot just by enduring the absence of their loved one. That is why I am reintroducing the Military Care Package Program Act which would waive these postal fees for family-sent care packages. In this spirit, I would like to take a moment to recognize an organization in my district called San Pedro's Packages for Patriots. Packages for Patriots have been sending care packages, letters, and comfort items to our Armed Forces members overseas since 2008. These packages symbolize love and hope. For some soldiers, it truly means the world. This amazing organization was started by San Pedro residents [[Page H8707]] Mike Walker and his wife, Shirley Vojkovich. Together, along with their group of dedicated volunteers, Packages for Patriots has shipped over 16,000 care packages with over 200,000 pounds of supplies to American servicemembers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I am sure every Member of this body would like to join me in applauding their efforts in support of our servicemembers overseas. ____________________