Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Commending the Service of the Armed Forces Foundation

May 5, 2004
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) made the following remarks from the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, this weekend I had the honor of joining the nonprofit Armed Forces Foundation in Columbia, South Carolina for Military Appreciation day. There I met with hundreds of military and family members who gathered to enjoy a day of recreation, fishing, and appreciation for their service,” said Congressman Wilson. “Led by President Patricia Driscoll, along with Fundraiser Wyatt Smith and founded by Jim Gorab, the Armed Forces Foundation works to support the American military community. President Driscoll knows personally the sacrifice these men and women make, as her husband is on active duty in Iraq today fighting to protect American families in the War on Terror. Watch Video “Along with military appreciation events held throughout the United States, the Armed Forces Foundation coordinates care packages for troops deployed and offers travel assistance to families visiting wounded soldiers. Additionally, they give away thousands of turkeys each year for Thanksgiving and gift certificates for military children at Christmastime. “I ask all of my colleagues to join me in thanking the Armed Forces Foundation for their service to those who defend Freedom. “In conclusion, may God bless our troops and we will never forget September the 11th,” said Congressman Wilson. ###