[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 33 (Thursday, February 28, 2008)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E268]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                       HON. LYNN A. WESTMORELAND

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 28, 2008

  Mr. WESTMORELAND. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Calvary 
Christian School in Columbus, Georgia, for their recent ``Celebrate 
America'' presentation, and their patriotic commitment to their 

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  In a critical time in our Nation's history, with a consistent threat 
against freedom being declared against the United States of America and 
our allies, it is vital that the citizens of the United States remember 
that freedom is not free. Men and women of the United States Armed 
Forces serve around the world in an attempt to keep the citizens of 
America free and safe. Our soldiers are willing to pay the ultimate 
price for the freedom that we enjoy each and every day, and as 
Americans, we must not ever forget their sacrifice. It is of the 
utomost necessity that we continue to recognize our freedom and those 
that continue to ensure that our liberty remains. Too often, we 
overlook our freedom as a common occurrence.
  In early 2008, the faculty, staff, and students of Calvary Christian 
School demonstrated their patriotism on February 7, 2008, and February 
15, 2008, in the presentation of ``Celebrate America'', which was a 
time of reflection on all things American, including music, free 
speech, veteran recognition, active-duty military appreciation, and 
other displays of nationalism. For this reason, I would like to 
recognize before the U.S. House of Representatives the commitment of 
Calvary Christian School, its faculty, staff, and students for their 
patriotism. I sincerely hope that these actions encourage other 
schools, organizations, and individuals to follow the example of 
nationalistic devotion displayed by the school in this presentation.