HONORING AMERICA'S DEPARTED HEROES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 183
(House of Representatives - November 15, 2019)

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                   HONORING AMERICA'S DEPARTED HEROES

  (Mr. STAUBER asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. STAUBER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank Jeremiah Heesaker and 
Theresa Miller of Ely, Minnesota, for their dedication to our Nation's 
veterans.
  Last week, in freezing cold temperatures, Jeremiah and Theresa led a 
small group of Minnesotans in laying wreaths decorated with American 
flags on top of 130 veteran graves in the Ely Cemetery. They laid all 
the wreaths out before Veterans Day weekend, hoping to bring happiness 
to all the families who would be visiting the grave of a loved one.
  For Jeremiah and Theresa, the care of our veterans is an issue close 
to their hearts. Jeremiah served in the Army in the 101st Airborne; 
Theresa's husband is also a veteran.
  Mr. Speaker, American heroes deserve to be treated in death with the 
same amount of respect and admiration that they earned in life. I am 
grateful to Jeremiah and Theresa for taking action to honor America's 
departed heroes and their families this Veterans Day.
  We must never forget those who have bravely served so that we can 
continue to live in the land of the free.

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