SPOKANE, WA (February 18, 2017) — Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) held and attended multiple events in the Walla Walla area to meet with those in the community and celebrate and honor our nation’s heroes.
This morning Rep. McMorris Rodgers met with leaders from the Dayton General Hospital to discuss how we can best care for our veterans in the 21st Century. Following this meeting, the Congresswoman met with Brian and Jennifer Fullen and Brian Richard and presented them with a Congressional Record to honor their bravery for putting their lives on the line when fire broke out in their neighboring apartment. Read the Congressional Record here.
Later in the morning, Rep. McMorris Rodgers visited Animal Clinic East in Walla Walla and joined the Fazzari family in dedicating a flagpole in honor of their son, Army 1st Lieutenant Mathew Fazzari, who in 2012 gave his life in Afghanistan while serving our country. The Congresswoman gave brief remarks and presented the Fazzari family with a flag flown over the United States Capitol Building in honor of Mat’s courageous service to our country.
In the afternoon, Rep. McMorris Rodgers joined members of the community at the grand opening of the Walla Walla Veterans Home. The Congresswoman delivered remarks at the ceremony, which can be viewed here and below, and joined in celebrating the opening of this state-of-the-art veterans home.
This home provides excellent care to our veterans in the Walla Walla community and will serve our nation’s heroes for years to come. The facility was a true community effort and is a victory for our veterans and for our community. Rep. McMorris Rodgers played a large role in getting the project off the ground, and is excited to see this project come full circle. She looks forward to seeing the benefit it brings to veterans in our community.
Tomorrow, Sunday, February 19, Rep. McMorris Rodgers will attend a church service at Morningstar Baptist Church in Spokane.
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