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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 2:53:55 to 2:56:25
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Virginia Foxx

2:53:51 to 2:54:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: about something and see them return to their roots on the house floor as part of the 30 something working group. with that, madam speaker, we eld back the balance. the speaker pro tempore: w objection the lady from north carolina will be recogned for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, madam

Virginia Foxx

2:53:55 to 2:56:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

2:54:12 to 2:54:33( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: speaker. madam speaker, i rise today to honor a fallen hometown hero from wilkes county in north carolina. greg parsons, a millers creek firefighter fell in the line of duty earlier this month while responding to a fire.

Virginia Foxx

2:54:34 to 2:54:56( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: parsons was a dedicated member of the north carolina forest services fire attack support team, where he had served for the past 10 years. his funeral was a tribute to his many years of service to the local community as local fire departments from across wilkes county came out in force to honor greg parsons life.

Virginia Foxx

2:54:57 to 2:55:18( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: many of parsons' friends and family said giving his life in the line of duty which is how he would have wanted to go. he was a committed firefighter, a skilled chain saw operator and amazing wizard when it came to repairing anything mechanical. he was general rouse with his always ready smile and his hands

Virginia Foxx

2:55:19 to 2:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: were continually working to help others. his co-workers knew greg parsons as a man dedicated to his work. in fact, the day he responded to his final fire in wilkes county was his day off, but he had spent the day helpg his partner at the forest service finish a project.

Virginia Foxx

2:55:41 to 2:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that was just the kind of person he was, generous, hard working and committed. the wilkes community is a model local hero at his funeral. his life inspired everyone who knew him for his kindness and pride in his work and those he served.

Virginia Foxx

2:56:03 to 2:56:24( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: he was a true american hero, an every day man who took pride in the uniform he wore and who loved to serve his community and protect those in danger. he will be profoundly missed and will leave a gaping hole in the wilkes county community, forest service and local first responders.

Virginia Foxx

2:56:25 to 2:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: my thoughts and prayers are with

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