Washington, DC – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Oklahoma House Delegation today introduced H. Res. 1052, a resolution honoring the service members of Oklahoma’s Army National Guard and Air National. All five members of the Oklahoma House Delegation have signed onto the resolution as original sponsors.
Specifically, the resolution expresses gratitude to the members of the Oklahoma Guard and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the U.S., since September 11, 2001; and recognizes them as invaluable to the national security of the United States, vital to defending against threats both foreign and domestic, and essential for responding to State and national emergencies.
U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas
“I am proud to join my colleagues from Oklahoma to honor the brave men and women who serve in the Army and Air National Guard of Oklahoma. They are an invaluable addition to our Oklahoma community and their service and sacrifice will not soon be forgotten.”
U.S. Rep. Dan Boren
“I am honored to join the Oklahoma House delegation to recognize the Oklahoma National Guard for their service and sacrifice since September 11, 2001. During this time, the Guard has deployed on numerous fronts, ranging from the deserts of the Middle East for Operation Iraq Freedom and the mountains of Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom to the Gulf of Mexico states that were battered by Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita. Whether deployed abroad fighting terrorism or providing relief here at home, they have brought honor to Oklahoma. As members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare for a possible deployment to Afghanistan in 2011, this resolution is just one of the ways we can honor the continued service and sacrifice they have made and that their families have made.”
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole
“Oklahoma’s Army National Guard and Air National Guard members keep us safe every day. Our National Guard units are an integral part of America’s defense, serving in harm’s way overseas and providing vital support here at home. We should be proud of Oklahoma’s contribution to our national security and grateful to service members and their families for their sacrifices.”
U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin
“Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma National Guard has gone above and beyond to support overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and have kept Oklahomans safe and secure at home. It is an honor to join my colleagues in the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation in acknowledging the hard work and sacrifices made by the Oklahoma National Guard and our uniformed men and women from all over the state. Their services are invaluable to the safety, security and well being of both our state and nation and I am proud to call these brave men and women fellow Oklahomans.”
U.S. Rep. John Sullivan
“I am proud to join my colleagues in the Oklahoma delegation in paying tribute to the brave men and women who serve our country as members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and Air National Guard. These citizen soldiers and airmen represent the best of our state, and all Oklahomans can be grateful for their service, sacrifice and dedication to defending the very freedoms we enjoy as American citizens. Their contribution to the war on terrorism has made our nation realize the vital role they play in keeping us safe and eliminating global terror. May God continue to bless our trips both home and abroad.”
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