Franklin Roosevelt: D-Day Prayer – 6 June, 1944

Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer

June 6, 1944

My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Continue reading

GA -11 Bob Barr Congress: Endorsed By Colonel Larry Mrozinski

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Colonel Larry Mrozinski Endorses Barr

Barr & Mrozinski Stand United For Veterans and National Security

Former Congressman Bob Barr (GA-7), a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 11th District in Georgia, today announced that Colonel Larry Mrozinski, a candidate in the May 20th 11th District Republican Primary, has endorsed him for the July 22nd Run-off election.

In publically endorsing Barr, Colonel Mrozinski stated: “I am pleased to formally endorse Bob Barr for Congress. As I said many times during the Primary campaign, character and leadership has fingerprints. I have had the opportunity to get to know Bob Barr in a unique and meaningful manner during this campaign.  What I’ve seen in Bob Barr is a man of integrity and character who is honest, sincere and true to the Reagan conservative values we all share and support.

My message to the people of the 11th District and to the conservatives in Washington, D.C. who yearn for someone with leadership to actually move our conservative agenda forward, is simple: Help Is On The Way. Bob Barr is that help. Continue reading

Jack Kingston Senate: Endorsed By Rep. Tom Price

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From Jack Kingston Senate 

Rep. Tom Price Endorses Jack Kingston for U.S. Senate
Kingston a ‘steadfast leader’ who ‘won’t wilt in the face of pressure’

Congressman Tom Price, M.D., today leant his support to the candidacy of Jack Kingston for U.S. Senate.

Announcing his endorsement, Dr. Price praised Kingston as a proven conservative who will fight for Georgia.

“Jack Kingston has always been a steadfast leader in the fight for conservative principles,” said Price.  “On a broad range of issues, he’s built a proven record of cutting wasteful spending and holding Washington accountable. He doesn’t shy away from making the tough but important decisions.”

“He’s tested, proven and won’t wilt in the face of pressure. The folks of Atlanta will be able to count on Jack Kingston when it comes to the issues we care the most about – expanding economic growth, reining in the power and reach of government, and replacing ObamaCare with patient-centered solutions. Simply put, he’ll be there for us. Jack’s a trusted ally and friend, and has a quality of character that will make him a strong voice in the U.S. Senate on behalf of Georgia families.” Continue reading

Georgia Department of Economic Development: International Trade Division Receives Second “E Star” Award

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From The Georgia Department of Economic Development:

GDEcD’s International Trade Division Receives Second “E Star” Award

On Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) received the Presidential “E Star” Award, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in providing export programs and services. GDEcD was one of four organizations to receive a second “E Star” Award this year. The “E Star” award was presented to GDEcD’s International Trade division at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented the award on behalf of President Barack Obama.

“The President’s “E” Award winners are fantastic American businesses and organizations that have played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy through increased U.S. exports,” said Secretary Pritzker. “Congratulations to the Georgia Department of Economic Development for its export achievement, which helps the local community, Georgia and the nation remain competitive in the global marketplace.”

“This award underscores how Georgia’s trade division keeps our state a leader in the global economy,” said Kathe Falls, deputy commissioner of international trade at GDEcD. Continue reading

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Proud to Announce 30 Georgia Student Appointees to U.S. Military Academies for 2014

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From Senator Johnny Isakson:

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today proudly announced that 30 high school seniors from across Georgia whom he had nominated to the United States military academies have received appointments to the prestigious schools.

“Each year, I have the honor of nominating outstanding young Georgians to attend our country’s fine military academies,” said Isakson. “Our appointees will make us proud as they always have.” 

Members of Congress are tasked with nominating students to attend our nation’s military academies annually. Those nominees who are accepted into the academies are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, board, medical and dental care.

Isakson will hold a congratulatory reception for nominees and their families on June 1, 2014.

The Isakson nominees who have been accepted by the academies (listed with their hometowns) are: Continue reading

GA 10 – Jody Hice Congress: Signs Death Tax Repeal Pledge

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From Jody Hice Congress:

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Jody Hice Signs the Death Tax Repeal Pledge

“I want to permanently abolish the death tax. When a loved one passes, the last thing family members should be worried about is how to pay the IRS. Continue reading

Gov. Nathan Deal: Named Governor of the Year

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From Governor Nathan Deal:

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Deal named Governor of the Year

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals honors leader in reform movement

 The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) today named Gov. Nathan Deal the 2014 Governor of the Year at its 20th annual training conference. The organization is comprised of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, probation officers, treatment providers, social workers and other court personnel.

“I’m humbled by this award and honored to accept it on behalf of all those who work relentlessly on enhancing our state’s justice systems,” Deal said. “I’m deeply grateful to those who’ve endeavored to create a safer Georgia with a more effective approach to corrections. Continue reading

GA 11 – Bob Barr Congress: Challenges Loudermilk to Series of Debates

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Barr Challenges Loudermilk to Series of Debates

Barr Proposes Four Lincoln – Douglas Style Debates

Former Congressman Bob Barr (GA-7), a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 11th District in Georgia, today sent a letter to his run-off opponent and former Georgia State Senator Barry Loudermilk, challenging him to a series of four debates in advance of the July 22nd Run-Off election.

Barr’s Campaign Manager, Derek Barr, issued the following statement in support of the proposed debates:

“Policy and issues are very complex, including topics such as Obamacare, the federal budget, and the Constitution, and they deserve more debate and discussion than short, one-or-two minute responses in a structured format.

Voters are looking for substance and are interested in going beyond sound-bite politics regarding the important issues impacting their lives and America. This is why Congressman Barr has invited Barry Loudermilk to join him in a series of Lincoln – Douglas style debates across Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. Continue reading