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House Proceeding 02-24-09 on Feb 24th, 2009 :: 1:19:30 to 1:22:35
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Philip Hare

1:19:26 to 1:19:47( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: country and community will live on. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to chief sponsor of this resolution, the distinguished gentleman from illinois, m hare. five minutes. or as much time as he

Philip Hare

1:19:30 to 1:22:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Philip Hare

1:19:48 to 1:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized for such time as he may consume. mr. hare: i thank my friend, mr. lynch. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of s. 234, a bill named -- to name the cook street post office in springfield, illinois, after colonel john h. wilson jr. i am deeply honored to have been

Philip Hare

1:20:12 to 1:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: allowed to introduce h.r. 516, a companion bill to the legislation, before us today with the support of the entire illinois delegation. kohl member john h. wilson answered the call to serve not once but twice in his life. before he passed last year. during world war ii he joined the segregated united st army and received the silver star for gallantry.

Philip Hare

1:20:34 to 1:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: mr. wilson later served in the u.s. army rerves and in 1965 he was promoted to colonel, the first african-american from illinois to achieve this rank. assistant secretary to the department of veterans affairs, tammy duckworth, praised colonel wilson's distinguished military career saying, quote, if it

Philip Hare

1:20:55 to 1:21:17( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: wasn't for the brave men and women like colonel wellson, we would not have the same freedoms we do today. america would just not be the same. end of quote. following his military retirement in 1973, colonel wilson joined the united states postal service. for 57 years, six days a week, through rain, sleet, and snow

Philip Hare

1:21:18 to 1:21:38( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: colonel wilson worked at the cook street post office and was an active member of the american postal workers union. ron smith, president of the lincoln land area local, remembers colonel wilson as a dedicated employee. he said to me, quote, john always sought to bring honor and integrity to the postal service through his words and his

Philip Hare

1:21:39 to 1:21:59( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: actions and recognized the ever important role that the postal service has played in the everyday lives of end of quote. mr. speaker, bestowing colonel wilson's name to the post office where he served his community for so many years is only a small tribute to a man who dedicated his entire life to the service of others.

Philip Hare

1:22:00 to 1:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: as we celebrate black history month, it is fitting that we honor this great american hero and pioneer. i ask my colleagues to support s. 234. to his wife of 63 years, liddy, and their two daughters and two grandsons it is my privilege to share colonel wilson's story today. i know he made you proud as he

Philip Hare

1:22:21 to 1:22:35( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: has made the people of illinois proud. thank you to my good friend and illinois colleague, senator dick durbin, for introducing this legislation. i'd also like to thank chairman towns and ranking member issa for working with me to bring this bill to the floor. thank you, mr. speaker.

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