SAN PEDRO PACKAGES FOR PATRIOTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 173
(House of Representatives - October 31, 2019)

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  (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 

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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.