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Honoring Lighthouse Field June 20, 2014
Robert Brady, D-PA
"The history of Lighthouse Field dates back to June 13, 1910, when Charles Hamilton completed the first round trip airplane flight between two major cities, landing at Lighthouse Field and signaling the beginning of the commercial viability of airplane travel. At one time Lighthouse Field hosted the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. In 1938, half of the United States Olympic Soccer Team was from Philadelphia with most of those players learning the sport at Lighthouse Field. By 1940 the Lighthouse Boys Club soccer program was the largest single soccer organization in the world and the most famous goal in American soccer history was scored by Walter Bahr, a product of the Lighthouse Boys Club, while playing on the 1950 World Cup team. In 1952, in anticipation of the Manchester United Soccer Club playing an exhibition game at Lighthouse Field, which over 3,000 people attended, Manchester United paid for the installation of concrete bleachers that are still used at Lighthouse Field. Also in the 1940’s the Philadelphia Phillies occasionally practiced at Lighthouse Field. In 1984 the Army National Guard began using Lighthouse Field to host training exercises. In 2012 the Lighthouse partnered with Teens 4 Good to open an Urban Farm Program at Lighthouse Field. The Boy Scouts of America have also used Lighthouse Field to host a weekend camping exhibition for 500 scouts complete with camp fires and bow and arrow exhibitions."
Establishing Select Committee On Benghazi May 8, 2014
Adam Schiff, D-CA
"If this isn’t a fair investigation and select committee, there is no reason for Democrats to vote for it or to participate in it. Let’s end the political circus and focus our efforts on preventing another Benghazi and accelerating the hunt for the murderers of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens."
Protecting Access To Medicare Act Of 2014 March 31, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Well, that day happened to be Saturday. It was also the day of the annual Circus City Days parade in Alan’s hometown of Peru, IN. Alan canceled his interview at Radio Shack, and he and his mom instead went to the parade. Working the parade line that day was a new candidate for the House of Representatives—a man who would later become a friend of mine when we served together. His name was Jim Jontz. Jim introduced himself to Alan and Alan’s mother and learned that Alan just graduated from college and, in fact, was looking for a job. Radio Shack’s loss was Congressman Jontz’s gain—and my gain as well. A few days after that parade Alan was working as a volunteer driver for Jim’s campaign."
In Tribute To Dr. Nicholas J. Contorno February 10, 2014
Gwen Moore, D-WI
"Dr. Contorno was an A.S.C.A.P. award winning composer and arranger. He is listed in “Leaders of Secondary Education” (1972), “World’s Who’s Who of Musicians” (1977), and “Encyclopedia of Band Composers” (1991). As an active professional musician, he performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Holiday on Ice Orchestra, Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Band, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and Les Elgart Orchestra. In addition, he performed with many national shows and artists, including “Annie,” 42nd Street,” Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Vic Damone, Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, and Sonny & Cher, to mention a few. His many honors include the Hugo Anhalt Music Achievement Award (1973); National Band Association Outstanding Jazz Educator Award (1982); and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Music Alumni Achievement Award (1990)."
Mr. Keith “Keecho” Rawls, U.S. Citizen Of Distinction January 9, 2014
Hank Johnson, D-GA
"Whereas, at Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia he majored in music and began his professional career as an extraordinarily gifted composer, arranger and accomplished pianist who was instrumental in enhancing the sounds of recording artists such as Peabo Bryson and distinguishing himself as the first Musical Director of the Universoul Circus; and"

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