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Honoring Private First Class William Joseph Oakley May 26, 2015
Elizabeth Esty, D-CT
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and remember Private First Class William Joseph Oakley, the first casualty of the Vietnam War from Waterbury, Connecticut."
Honoring Joseph Strzelczyk, The Mayor Of Summit, Illinois May 26, 2015
Daniel Lipinski, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Joseph Strzelczyk, the Mayor of Summit, Illinois who passed away on May 17, 2015 at the age of 75. Commonly known as “Mayor Joe” to residents of Summit, Joe Strzelczyk was recognized for his tremendous dedication to his town and its residents. Mayor Strzelczyk began his career in public service in 1978 when he worked as a special recreation instructor for the Chicago Park District. In 1990, he was elected as a Village Trustee in Summit, a position which he held until he was elected mayor. Joe Strzelczyk was originally elected mayor in 1997 and won reelection four times. Over almost two decades as mayor, he focused on improving and revitalizing Summit through grassroots efforts along with attracting businesses and revenue to the city. Mayor Strzelczyk played a vital role in ensuring a revenue sharing agreement with the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines which brought in more than $604,000 to Summit in the first year alone. Mayor Strzelczyk was also active in organizing village cleanups. Mayor Strzelczyk’s love of his community stretched into all facets of his life. An avid softball player, he coached in the North American Pro Softball League and later hosted a local cable TV show in addition to being a sports commentator on radio. In 2012, he was inducted into the Chicago 16 Inch Softball Hall of Fame. Today I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring Mayor Joseph Strzelczyk. A truly dedicated public servant, Joe Strzelczyk made Summit a great place to live. His leadership and dedication to his community was unparalleled and will truly be missed."
Recognizing Holy Cross Lutheran Church On Its 125Th Anniversary May 21, 2015
Tom Emmer, R-MN
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Holy Cross Lutheran Church of St. Cloud, Minnesota, for their 125th anniversary."
Honoring Martha Herm For Her Work With The Center For Prevention Of Abuse May 21, 2015
Cheri Bustos, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Martha Herm for the more than two decades she spent as the Executive Director of the Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria, Illinois. Annually, the Center provides assistance to more than 5,000 victims of domestic, sexual and elder abuse in addition to providing prevention education to children, teens and adults across Central Illinois."
Honoring Brave Southern Arizonans Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice In Service To Our Country May 21, 2015
Martha McSally, R-AZ
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the men and women from southern Arizona who have given their lives in service to our country."

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