Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday
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 keynote speaker will be Major General James L. Williams, United States Marine Corps (retired). Maj. Gen. Williams served in the United States military for over 35 years, and he has commanded Marines at every level, both in and out of combat. Notably, during the Carter and Reagan presidencies from 1979-1981, Williams served as a Military White House Social Aide to both presidents. He currently serves in a variety of leadership roles in the North Texas community.
“It is my high honor to congratulate this year’s ten veteran honorees,” said Johnson. “These men come from all across Collin County. They represent several military branches and a wide array of ranks. But most importantly, they represent several generations of faithful service to the protection of our Great Nation and to the betterment of our local community. I look forward to paying tribute to these outstanding veterans for their military and civilian service this Saturday, and I hope to see a large community turnout join me as we pass down our honorees’ examples of patriotism, bravery, and love of country to future generations.”
Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony Information:
Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2016 CVC Veteran Honorees