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House Proceeding 03-11-09 on Mar 11th, 2009 :: 0:06:25 to 0:10:15
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Douglas Lamborn

0:06:24 to 0:06:44( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: to our militar so, mr. speaker, i urge the president to continue his commitment and recognize the sacrifices of military family members who have given support to their service members and this nation. and declare this year to be the year of the military family. i urge my colleagues to join me

Douglas Lamborn

0:06:25 to 0:10:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Douglas Lamborn

0:06:45 to 0:07:05( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: in support of this important resolution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from cro. mr. lamborn: i rise also in support of house concurrent resolution 64, which urges the president to designate 2009 as the year of the military family and i thank the chairmaof the

Douglas Lamborn

0:07:06 to 0:07:26( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: armed service, representative skelton, for offering it. mr. speaker, i'm honored to pay tribute today to the force behind the force, the military family. it has long been known that the military services recruit individuals but retain families. this has never been more true nor more critical than it is today. the support our troops receive

Douglas Lamborn

0:07:27 to 0:07:49( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: from their loving families, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, spouses, and children is intangible. and it is nothing less than a powerful force multiplier. dedicating a year to honor the service and sacrifice of our military families is the least we can do to say thank you and to call attention to this

Douglas Lamborn

0:07:50 to 0:08:11( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: sometimes forgotten resource. today, mr. speaker, millions of americans have one or more family members serving in the armed forces. these incredible families attempt to lead normal lives while their loved ones stand in harm's way, fulfilling our nation's oath to serve and protect. but they do not just wait, they also serve.

Douglas Lamborn

0:08:12 to 0:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: military spouses spend countless hours volunteering in family readiness programs and wounded warrior networks, all while managing to be two parents at once. military children numbering almost two million in our country attempt to be like other children while trying their hardest not to let sadness and worry overcome them.

Douglas Lamborn

0:08:34 to 0:08:54( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: mr. speaker, the strength of the military family is astonishing. as we celebrate military families, let us not forget the sacrifice of parents. military parents give their sons and daughters to the nation and pray ceaselessly for their safe return. they look forward to every letter and every phone call

Douglas Lamborn

0:08:55 to 0:09:16( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: while fearing the ringing of the phone and the door bell at the same time. military children, mr. speaker, are a very differentreed of young adult. they do not always have hometowns, but they do have a heightened sensef family both in the traditional sense and in the special characteristics of the military community. their home is where the military

Douglas Lamborn

0:09:17 to 0:09:38( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: chooses to send them and their fami becomes all who surround them. they do not hesitate to support their family when their father or mother walks out the door for six months, eight months, or even more often now, a year. in most cases they are mom and dad's biggest fans. many times the oldest child takes over as a second in charge

Douglas Lamborn

0:09:39 to 0:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: while serving as a rock for the youngest. even at a young age, military children know what the words, ultimate sacrifice, means. and these words are in the back of their minds every day that goes by. military families have an uncanny resilience. they are some of the strongest citizens in this country. and i am prileged to recognize them not only today, but every

Douglas Lamborn

0:10:00 to 0:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: day. i have many such dedicated families in my stron district, the fifth district of cro. i urge my colleagues to -- of colorado. i urge my colleagues to support this very important resolution, because without the support of our military familie our armed

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