Friday, September 20, 2019

Academy Night 2019

Each year, I have the honor to nominate outstanding young men and women from the Central Valley to our nation’s prestigious military academies. The military academies are some of our nation’s finest schools. Not only do they teach academics, but they instill discipline and leadership qualities in young Americans.

My office will host my annual Academy Night on Thursday, October 3, 2019, to provide more information to students interested in attending a military academy. If you know of any potential applicants, please encourage them to read this flier for further details on Academy Night and fill out this application and return it to my Visalia office.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Remembering 9/11

Eighteen years ago today, our nation was viciously and suddenly attacked by al Qaeda. I will never forget the horror of watching the World Trade Center towers collapsing, the Pentagon aflame, and Flight 93 lying wrecked in a field.

America’s darkest moment since Pearl Harbor revealed the amazing courage and resiliency of everyday Americans. I will always remember the heroes who ran into burning buildings – knowing they would likely not survive the destruction – to save their fellow citizens. To me, their sacrifices will always express the best of America.

Today, I ask that we remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who tragically lost their lives on 9/11. I also ask that we take a moment to thank our everyday heroes – the servicemen and women, first responders, and police officers who go about their jobs, often in dangerous circumstances, with little recognition or reward. Americans will never forget 9/11, nor will we ever be cowed by terrorists.