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    Fisher House Hero Miles Program

    by Former Representative John Barrow

    Posted on 2013-12-12

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    BARROW of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BARROW of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, this time of year, as we gather with family and friends, it is important for us to remember the men and women in the military who sacrifice so much for our country. Those who have been injured in battle oftentimes find themselves a long way from home during the holidays.

    This year, like every year, I am donating the over 68,000 frequent flyer miles that I received from congressional travel to the Fisher House Hero Miles program, which provides free airline tickets so that American soldiers and their families can be to together.

    The Fisher House has provided more than 40,000 flights worth some $63 million to wounded troops and their families. We have got no business keeping these frequent flyer miles for personal use anyhow, and I don't know of anyone who could make better use of them.

    I encourage all Members of Congress to follow my example and give their frequent flyer miles to some charity like the Fisher House. It is not just a good thing to do; it is the right thing to do.


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