Honoring the 70Th Anniversary of Warner Robins, Gaby Representative Austin Scott
Posted on 2013-02-15
in the house of representatives
Friday, February 15, 2013
Mr. AUSTIN SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, please join me in wishing
the city of Warner Robins, Georgia a very happy 70th birthday. It is
appropriate at this milestone to reflect and celebrate their rich
history and heritage.
From the days when the community was known as York. Growing to the tiny hamlet of Wellston, Warner Robins was born in 1943 with a population of no more than 75 residents. Little more than a train stop, the city became a boom town. From those early slow growing days, none foresaw nor heard the echoes of winged giants which would reverberate through their skies with the birth of Robins Air Force Base. Together the city and military community formed a renowned partnership unlike any in our great country.
From World War II to today's global conflicts, the men and women of robins AFB have been an essential ingredient in our U.S. Air Force's ability to provide airpower for freedom around the world. That spirit of patriotism is reflected in the Warner Robins city motto ``Every day in middle Georgia is Armed Forces Appreciation Day''--not just words, but a creed spoken and lived every day in Warner Robins by its government and citizens.
That constant theme throughout the years has been a mainstay of Team Robins. Staying ready when our nation was least ready has been the challenge of Robins to play a critical role in repair and supply, and the city to be work force ready. Warner Robins is proud to be home to a world class U.S. air force installation like Robins Air Force Base.
Likewise, the city's award winning education system and college presence, outstanding athletics and sports facility, renowned museum of aviation, and unique southern hospitality make Warner Robins--known as Georgia's international city--a great place to live, work, play and retire. We extend wishes to all the citizens of Warner Robins for seventy more years of excellence.