From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY
(Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, last Saturday, March 25,
marked National Medal of Honor Day. Designated by Congress in 1990, the
National Medal of Honor Day celebrates each of the men and women who
have earned America's highest, most prestigious military decoration.
I am grateful that South Carolina has a long tradition of military
service, with 34 Medal of Honor recipients, including the youngest
living honoree, Corporal Kyle Carpenter of Gilbert.
To mark National Medal of Honor Day, I join Medal of Honor recipient
Major General James Livingston and South Carolina Attorney General Alan
Wilson with a wreath-laying ceremony at Mount Pleasant Memorial Garden.
The inspiring program was organized by the Fort Sullivan Chapter,
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, led by Regent
Additionally, congratulations to the University of South Carolina
women's basketball team and head coach Dawn Staley on their victory in
the Elite Eight last night. I am happy to cheer for the Gamecocks as
they head to Dallas, Texas, for their second Final Four appearance in
just 3 years.
In conclusion, God bless our troops. We will never forget September
the 11th in the global war on terrorism.