On October 10th, Rep. John R. Carter (TX-31) hosted the 6th Annual Congressional Veterans Commendation ceremony, where he formally honored distinguished veterans of District 31 for their wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. The CVC program is nomination-based, designed to recognize veterans within the 31st District of Texas and preserve their stories for future generations of America.
“The CVC program is a great way to honor the brave men and women across our community for their faithful service to protect our great Nation and their continued service to their community,” said Rep. Carter.
Among the awardees were Georgetown’s Colonel Charles L. Baker, U.S. Air Force, and Major Terrance Wayne Hall, U.S. Army of Round Rock who is a naturalized Canadian-American. After his military service, he presided as a Magistrate Judge and enjoyed encouraging new American citizens at naturalization ceremonies.
Pictured is Lieutenant Denise R. White, U.S. Coast Guard and her daughter Christianna. Lt. White was celebrated for her military service, dedication to the environment, community service as a coach, Rotarian, Scout leader, and coordinator for the American Heritage Girls in Georgetown, who are docents for the Field of Honor each year.
Rep. Carter said, “This is one of the great things I get to do. To honor these fantastic veterans for all they’ve done for our country is a duty I take great pleasure in. They have done all the little things that matter in life, without asking for recognition for it.”