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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 0:55:00 to 0:59:30
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Patrick T. McHenry

0:54:58 to 0:55:18( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: on mental health issues among veterans. i urge my colleagues to sign on and support this resolution when it reaches the floor. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. poe of texas. ms. kaptur of ohio. mr. mchenry of north carolina.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:55:00 to 0:59:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick T. McHenry

Patrick T. McHenry

0:55:19 to 0:55:39( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: mr. mchenry: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. mchenry: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, in a coffee shop in my district and every veteran that walked in the door, the owner said, welcome home.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:55:40 to 0:56:01( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: and today, tonight, our memorial day, i rise to honor the life and legacy of richard warren of moorsville, north carolina. he is the owner and operator of pat's and vietnam veteran. he served in the helicopter company of the united states army.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:56:02 to 0:56:22( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: and for the last 14 years, richard ran pat's coffee shop in mooresville. pat's became known as the most patriotic coffee shop in america. and no time that little coffee shop became exactly what richard had envisonned a gather place

Patrick T. McHenry

0:56:23 to 0:56:43( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: for local veterans. veterans from around the region would come together every day to share their tales and stories, boy, were there some stories over a coffee or bite to eat. veterans starteding moment oost from their time in the service.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:56:44 to 0:57:06( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: richard hung tse on the wall and acknowledged every veteran, as i said every veteran who walked in that doo got a very honest welcome home from richard warren. pat's coffee shop became a living shrine to the machine and women, veterans, who risked their lives to defend america.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:57:07 to 0:57:29( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: on one special occasion, former senator bob dole of kansas stopped in and spent several hours talking to veterans, exchanging stories and tales and realm nissing with his fellow brother thers in arms. pat's coffee had a number of visitors. i have visited a number of times.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:57:30 to 0:57:51( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: richard found the welcome home veterans, a local nonprofit group, he would actively help veterans find jobs in the community and could have been considered an official veterans' case worker from my office and senators' offices as well. richard contacted my office on behalf of veterans who had

Patrick T. McHenry

0:57:52 to 0:58:12( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: challenges, who had problems, but there was not anything that richard wouldn't do to help a fellow veteran. it's little wonder that those who knew richard warren best called him a true paste.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:58:13 to 0:58:37( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: i have a picture -- patriot. i have a picture of young richard warren sitting in front of a stoop in front of his boyhood home with a big backdrop of the american flag. a black and white photo i have hanging in my office this day and i will continue to hang it on my wall.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:58:38 to 0:58:58( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: there's a young patriot and a wonderful american history. and i honor richard by keeping that on my book shelf in my office. i was proud to visit pat's coffee shop on a number of occasions and call richard warren a friend and look forward to returning to pat's coffee

Patrick T. McHenry

0:58:59 to 0:59:19( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: shop not only to honor our veterans but richard warren. and then made his life his life's work, that of service to his fellow man. richard warren will be missed by many. he will be missed by young and old alike, veterans and tse

Patrick T. McHenry

0:59:20 to 0:59:30( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: who didn't have the honor of serving will miss him as well. on this memorial day, we honor our veterans who have fallen and

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