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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 1:17:40 to 1:20:05
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Brian Baird

1:17:36 to 1:17:56( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: deployment and recognizes achievements. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington. mr. smith: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield as much time as he may consume to gentleman from washington, mr. baird. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington, mr. baird, is recognized. mr. baird: i thank the chair. i rise in strong support of this resolution and most importantly in strong support of the men and women of the 81st brigade and entire

Brian Baird

1:17:40 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Baird

Brian Baird

1:17:57 to 1:18:19( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: national guard not only in washington state but across the nation. these brave men and women have served our country multiple times. as my colleagues have said, not just in times of war, but in times of peace. we have had catastrophic flooding in my district a number of times and the national guard has always been there to respond to that call. it's been my great privilege to join our national guard during

Brian Baird

1:18:20 to 1:18:40( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: their training, during deployment ceremonies here stateside, then again in iraq, afghanistan, a back home. will i tell you as we all know they make us proud every single day. they are truly the finest that america has to offer. and it is their example of courage and professionalism and integrity and compassion more

Brian Baird

1:18:41 to 1:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: than anything else, that example in addition to their combat and civilians killed that helps successfully complete their mission at home. i want to particularly congratulate general timothy lowenberg who has been an outs guard. kohl member sabatini -- colonel

Brian Baird

1:19:02 to 1:19:23( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: sabatini, and daniel served in afghanistan while many of the other guardsmen were in iraq. particularly i want to thank the families. as congressman smith mentioned, the families serve as well. while their loved oneses are overseas in harm's way, it's the families back home, the moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and the children who keep the home fires burning.

Brian Baird

1:19:24 to 1:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: we must not forget them. we -- just the fact our unit is back home, we must keep in our hearts all those who are still deployed and who have been deployed. i want to mention the employers. the employer support of guard and reserves is an incredibly impo they make sure when our men and women are deploed overseas they have a chance to come home

Brian Baird

1:19:46 to 1:20:06( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: and resume their employment. also the educators helping people in our community colleges and universitieses and vocational and technical education schools who are helping retrain our soldiers when they come home. most importantly, i think it's essential that we acknowledge that iraq is a better place because of these -- the service of these men and women.

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