Sam Johnson kicks off second annual Congressional Veteran Commendation at today’s Frisco Flag Day celebration
Jun 15, 2012 -
Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) hosted Frisco Flag Day in conjunction with the Frisco Heritage Museum where he kicked off his second annual Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC).
“Preserving these patriots’ stories for our children and grandchildren is a gift that will keep on giving,” said Johnson. “I look forward to hearing these stories of courage and valor from our hometown veterans.”
Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the CVC was created to honor the distinguished veterans of the Third District of Texas and to share their stories with the community and future generations.
At today’s Frisco Flag Day patriotic celebration, Johnson presented the Frisco Heritage Museum with a piece of his own history – a Prisoner of War bracelet with his name etched in it. These bracelets, bearing the names of American POWs, were worn by countless Americans all across the country as a symbol of hope that the captured or lost soldiers would return home to their families. Johnson, a 29-year Air Force veteran, endured nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam, including 42 months in solitary confinement.
Johnson also presented Frisco resident Lee Myrben, a U.S. Navy veteran, with a host of long overdue service medals, including the Navy Commendation Medal.
“I can think of no better way to observe Flag Day than to pay tribute to one of our own who fought to protect the freedoms and blessings that our flag represents,” said Johnson.
Johnson represents portions of Dallas and Collin County.
Photos available upon request.
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