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  • SAM JOHNSON: Preserve YOUR Local Veteran Stories with Library of Congress
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – In order to help local veterans and their families preserve stories of heroism, patriotism, and sacrifice, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texas folks to attend a training workshop on the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) on Saturday, April 8th. Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The VHP’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal ... Read more

  • On “Returniversary,” Hanoi Hilton POWs Johnson, McCain Call for Intensified Efforts to Account for 83,000 MIAs
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week marks the 44th Anniversary of “Operation Homecoming” when U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) returned from North Vietnam back to the United States, along with almost 600 American Prisoners of War (POWs). In memory of their fellow POWs and those Missing in Action (MIAs) who never made it home, Johnson and McCain introduced identical resolutions in the House and Senate calling for intensified efforts to investigate, recover, and ide... Read more

  • 2017 Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation
    Posted in Press Release on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – To coincide with the National Salute to Veteran Patients (the week of Valentine’s Day), U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is holding his annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will be hand-delivered to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center. “Many of our hometown veterans are hospitalized for long periods of time, and the hours away from family and friends can get lonely – particularly... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday
    Posted in Article on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday season and all we have to be thankful for as Americans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the ten Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on December 10th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. In addition, this year’s keynot... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday season and all we have to be thankful for as Americans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the ten Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on December 10th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. In addition, this year’s keynot... Read more

  • NOW LAW: Sam Johnson Bill to Honor Korean War Veterans with Wall of Remembrance
    Posted in Press Release on October 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) bill, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act (H.R. 1475), was signed into law. This law will permit a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall will list the names of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in support of Freedom during the Korean War. It would also list the total number of all American POWs and MIAs from the Korean War. Addit... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Calls for Intensified Efforts to Return America’s POWs & MIAs
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day this Friday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced H. Res. 871 calling on the United States government to intensify efforts to account for the 83,000 American service members who are still unaccounted for around the world. Johnson’s resolution also calls on foreign nations to fully assist in search and recovery efforts. “This is a particularly meaningful day for me and my fellow POW buddies as well as our Great Nation’s mi... Read more

  • 9/11/01 and the Threat of Terror 15 Years Later
    Posted in Op-Ed on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    *As seen on House Republican Conference's 9/11 Guest Blog Series. It’s a day Americans have said they will never forget. I was at the Pentagon when Flight 77 hit the building on September 11th, 2001. Tensions were already high after the first two planes hit the World Trade Center less than an hour earlier. By the grace of God, I wasn’t on the Pentagon’s side of impact – though I should have been. The terrorists missed the front where I was and deviated from their target. I remember rushing outsi... Read more

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominate Local Veterans for the Prestigious Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – To help honor Collin County’s local veterans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is extending the nomination deadline for the prestigious Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) award to September 16th, 2016. This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans. Veteran honorees will be recognized at a community-wide ceremony with special guest speakers, local community leaders, and Bo... Read more

  • Congressman Sam Johnson Hosts Grand Opening of Plano’s NEW VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Plano, TX – On Friday, September 16th, 2016, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texans to join him at the Grand Opening of Plano’s NEW VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. The 10,000 square foot clinic opens access to the fast-growing North Texas population and will be equipped to serve 6,000 veterans per year. The CBOC will house five Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) and will be able to provide primary care, mental health, telemedicine, laboratory, and x-ray services. The VA ... Read more