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In Honor Of Edward T. “Fitzy” Fitzpatrick Of Boston, Ma April 22, 2015
Stephen Lynch, D-MA
"The son of Joseph and Ann Fitzpatrick of Mattapan, Edward was born in Boston and lived in Mattapan. Edward attended St. Margaret’s School in Dorchester, MA and graduated from Hyde Park High School. During high school and after graduation, Ed began his career at New England Telephone. His career at New England Telephone was put on hold while he honorably and bravely served in Vietnam."
Moment Of Silence In Honor Of The Victims Of The Boston Marathon Bombings April 15, 2015
Edward Markey, D-MA
"The people of the United States will always remember the victims of the previous acts of terrorism that have occurred in the United States and will always stand together as one people. Two years ago today, three innocent people were killed and hundreds injured in two bombings that occurred during the running of the 117th Boston Marathon. On the happiest day in Boston, Patriots’ Day, two bombs detonated by the two evil men took lives, limbs, and livelihoods away. That day, we lost Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy from Dorchester; Krystle Campbell, from Arlington; and Lu Lingzi, who came to the United States from China; and 232 innocent people were also wounded in the bombings."
The 4 Chaplains March 24, 2015
Ted Poe, R-TX
"One of the most famous stories about these brave faith warriors is the tale of the Four Chaplains. It was February 3, 1943. The U.S. Army Transport Dorchester made up a three ship convoy that was moving from Newfoundland to an American base in Greenland. The ship was at full capacity, carrying 902 servicemen, merchant seamen and civilian workers."
Harriet Tubman And The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park February 24, 2015
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"Harriet Tubman was an iconic figure in our Nation’s history for whom liberty and freedom were not just ideas but were God-given rights she fought tirelessly and at great personal peril to spread to others in bondage. The woman who is known to us as Harriet Tubman was born in approximately 1822 in Dorchester County, MD, and given the name Araminta “Minty” Ross. Born into slavery, she spent nearly 30 years of her life toiling for various families on Maryland’s Eastern Shore."
Margaret M. Ladonis April 29, 2014
Lou Barletta, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Margaret M. Ladonis of Drums, Pennsylvania who is turning 100 years old on April 15, 2014. Mrs. Ladonis was born on a farm in Dorchester County, Wisconsin on April 15, 1914. During World War II, she supported the war effort by manufacturing torpedoes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She eventually moved to Berwick, Pennsylvania and opened Ladonis Appliance Store with her husband, Alex Ladonis, in 1946. Mrs. Ladonis assisted in the operation of this store for many years until retiring in 1978. Throughout her time in Pennsylvania, Margaret has been an active member of the local community, volunteering with Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops, St. Mary’s Church, Berwick Hospital, and the Red Cross. She was also a member of the former Daughters of Isabella and the National Council of Catholic Women at St. Mary’s. Today, she enjoys visiting with her four children and six grandchildren, reading, and solving jigsaw puzzles. Mr. Speaker, as she turns 100, I wish Margaret Ladonis a happy and healthy birthday."

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