The Hill Report: Week of May 28 - June 1, 2018
This week I was delighted to join North Texans in honoring and remembering our fallen heroes who valiantly made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. These men and women have made an indelible mark on our history and they will never be forgotten.
Once again, it was a humbling honor and privilege to be asked by numerous organizations across North Texas to join them as they honor those who have given their lives in service to others. On Sunday, I was delighted to join my friend, former Navy SEAL Stephen Holley, to kick off this year’s Carry The Load Dallas Memorial March. It has been incredible to watch this event blossom from an idea here in Dallas between two veterans into the nationwide event it has become today, and it is an honor for me to be a part of this special organization reminding others of the true cost of our freedoms.
Congressman Sessions with veterans at the annual Carry the Load event
I kicked off Monday by once again joining the wonderful families of Spring Creek Homeowners Association and marching in the annual Spring Creek Memorial Day Parade, before joining my friends with the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation to honor our fallen Police Officers at the Garden of Honor in Restland Cemetery. Finally, it was an honor for me to be asked to recognize the family of Private George Frank Patrick as part of Restland’s Memorial Day service. Pvt. Patrick was killed in action assaulting Betio Island in the Gilbert Islands on Nov. 20, 1943, and has lain in rest unidentified inthe National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific since 1949. In late 2017, using new identification techniques, Pvt. Patrick’s remains were identified and transported to his final resting place at Restland Cemetery. I am so appreciative of the work done by theDefense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for their continuous work to ensure that our country fulfills our promise to our fighting men and -women that we will never leave them behind, and for allowing me to play a part in bringing a measure of closure to a family that has been seeking it for nearly 75 years.
Congressman Sessions paying tribute to fallen heroes at the Restland Cemetary
Richardson Police Heroes Ceremony
On Wednesday, I attended a ceremony to honor the officers and first responders that were part of the February 7th shooting incident that claimed the life of Richardson Police Department David Sherrard. During this emotional ceremony, members of thecommunity were given the opportunity to recognize the heroism of those who responded decisively to the shooter, saving the lives of both innocent bystanders and other first responders and bringing the perpetrator to justice. Every day I am in awe of those who daily place their lives on the line to protect our communities, and every day I am proud to stand in support of our first responders as I represent the 32nd District of Texas in Congress.
Congressman Sessions honoring the first responders and officers who were part of the February 7th shooting
Meetings with Job Creators
Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition
Today I was delighted to address the members of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition. Over the past several years, North Texas has experienced tremendous job growth and economic success, but with these successes come the challenges of ensuringthe regions transportation infrastructure is keeping pace. Through their advocacy to state and federal legislators, the men and women comprising the DRMC play an integral part in ensuring that we are able to meet these challenges. I could not be prouder to be a champion for these initiatives and help achieve monumental wins forthe region, such as the recently approved I-635 East project.
Congressman Sessions with North Texas Tollway Authority