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Laura Seward June 14, 2016
Ed Perlmutter, D-CO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and applaud Laura Seward for her leadership, hard work and dedication on behalf of the 2015-2016 Veterans History Project documentary film produced by the students and faculty of Westminster High School in Westminster, Colorado. The film, MEDIC!, highlights the stories of five brave veterans who served their country and their fellow veterans as combat medics. The Veterans History Project is a congressionally chartered project that works to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. The stories of these veterans will forever be preserved in the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. Laura and her students were an integral part of the film helping to provide b-roll photos along with designing all graphics and interactive media. Laura earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and digital art and her K-12 Art Education Licensure from Metropolitan State College in Denver in 2008. Since then she has worked as the graphic design, interactive media and digital photography teacher at Westminster High School where she has increased enrollment in the program by 200 percent. I extend my deepest appreciation to Laura Seward for her hard work and dedication to the 2015-2016 Veterans History Project documentary film and for her ongoing contributions to the lives of so many students in our community."
Patrick Lee June 14, 2016
Ed Perlmutter, D-CO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and applaud Patrick Lee for his contribution to the 2015-2016 Veterans History Project documentary film produced by the students and faculty of Westminster High School in Westminster, Colorado. The film, MEDIC!, highlights the stories of five brave veterans who served their country and their fellow veterans as combat medics. The Veterans History Project is a congressionally chartered project that works to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. The stories of these veterans will forever be preserved in the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. Patrick contributed to the project with a very moving original musical score—an invaluable addition to the project. Patrick began playing piano in 1988 at the age of 7 and has played for the last 25 years, including professionally for the last 15 years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Piano in 2006 from CU Boulder. Patrick has played notable Colorado venues like Red Rocks, the Fox & Boulder Theatres, and the Fillmore and has played with bands including De La Soul, Victor Wooten, Thundercat, and Soulive. Patrick has also worked as a producer creating jingles for ESPN, Crocs, Showtime, and Details Magazine. I extend my deepest appreciation to Patrick Lee for his important contribution to the 2015-2016 Veterans History Project documentary film."
Vance A. Silvia, Sergeant First Class, United States Army (Ret.) June 14, 2016
Ed Perlmutter, D-CO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor Vance A. Silvia, Sergeant First Class, United States Army (ret.), for his service to our country. Sergeant First Class Silvia served in the United States Army and the Texas, Wyoming and Colorado Army National Guard from March 1998 through June 2009. As an Army Medical Specialist, Sergeant First Class Silvia had the opportunity to serve as a combat medic while on active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with service in Iraq and Kuwait. Sergeant First Class Silvia participated in the 2015-2016 Veterans History Project documentary film produced by the students and Westminster High School in conjunction with our office. The film is part of the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP), a congressionally chartered project that works to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. As a result, my office had the honor and privilege of getting to know Sergeant First Class Silvia and hearing about his experiences as a combat medic. Sergeant First Class Silvia’s stories will be submitted to the Library of Congress to forever be preserved in our nation’s history. Sergeant First Class Silvia’s courageous service has charted the path for future generations of men and women to serve in the military. I extend my deepest appreciation to Sergeant First Class Vance A. Silvia for his dedication, integrity and outstanding service to the United States of America."
Leon A. Rodriguez, Sergeant First Class, United States Army (Ret.) June 14, 2016
Ed Perlmutter, D-CO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor Leon A. Rodriguez, Sergeant First Class, United States Army (ret.), for his service to our country. Sergeant First Class Rodriguez served in the United States Army from August 1955 through August 1975. As an Army Medical Specialist, Sergeant First Class Rodriguez had the opportunity to serve as a combat medic while on active duty in Vietnam. Sergeant First Class Rodriguez participated in the 2015-2016 Veterans History Project documentary film produced by the students and Westminster High School in conjunction with our office. The film is part of the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP), a congressionally chartered project that works to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. As a result, my office had the honor and privilege of getting to know Sergeant First Class Rodriguez and hearing about his experiences as a combat medic. Sergeant First Class Rodriguez’s stories will be submitted to the Library of Congress to forever be preserved in our nation’s history. Sergeant First Class Rodriguez’s courageous service has charted the path for future generations of men and women to serve in the military. I extend my deepest appreciation to Sergeant First Class Leon A. Rodriguez for his dedication, integrity and outstanding service to the United States of America. "
Joshua D. Agee, Sergeant, United States Army (Ret.) June 14, 2016
Ed Perlmutter, D-CO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor Joshua D. Agee, Sergeant, United States Army (ret.), for his service to our country. Sergeant Agee served in the United States Army and the Colorado Army National Guard from September 1999 to June 2009. During his service, he served in support of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, both in Kuwait and Iraq. As an Army Medical Specialist, Sergeant Agee had the opportunity to serve as a combat medic while on active duty, including his tour in Iraq. Sergeant Agee participated in the 2015-2016 Veterans History Project documentary film produced by the students and Westminster High School in conjunction with our office. The film is part of the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP), a congressionally chartered project that works to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. As a result, my office had the honor and privilege of getting to know Sergeant Agee and hearing about his experiences as a combat medic. Sergeant Agee’s stories will be submitted to the Library of Congress to forever be preserved in our nation’s history. Sergeant Agee’s courageous service has charted the path for future generations of men and women to serve in the military. I extend my deepest appreciation to Sergeant Joshua D. Agee for his dedication, integrity and outstanding service to the United States of America."

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