Honoring Congressman Sam Johnson on 40Th Anniversary of Release from Prisoner of War Campby Representative Bill Flores
Posted on 2013-02-25
FLORES. I thank the gentleman from Texas for organizing this very
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my deepest admiration and respect for Congressman Sam Johnson. Tonight, America has heard many accolades for and compliments dedicated to Sam Johnson, and I'm not going to repeat those in my comments.
Rather, I want to say that our country needs more Sam Johnsons during these difficult times. We need more persons like Sam to bravely move and serve in our country's military today. We need more persons like Sam to serve as statesmen.
We need more people like Sam who put principle ahead of politics or personal gain. We need more persons like Sam to be knightly gentlemen in an unstable society. We need more persons like Sam who are devoted husbands and loving fathers.
Mr. Speaker, America needs more heroes like Sam Johnson. I pray that America continues to produce men and women of strength and perseverance and character like Sam Johnson.
God bless Sam and his wife, Shirley, and his family, in particular. We remember their son, Bob Johnson, this evening.
I'm honored and humbled, and I have to say deeply humbled, to serve with my good friend from Texas, Congressman Sam Johnson.