[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 45 (Thursday, March 31, 2011)]
[Page H2118]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. I rise today to recognize an 
amazing woman, a woman from the city of Anaheim in my district, Mrs. 
Maria T. Solis-Martinez, in honor of Women's History Month. Mrs. Solis-
Martinez is a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant who 
served during the Vietnam era from 1960 to 1967. In 1974, she joined 
the California Air National Guard and continued her commitment to 
serving our country in the 261st and the 222nd Combat Communications 
  I'm truly proud to have such an extraordinary woman in my hometown. 
She is a mentor and a friend, and she's always working for the 
community. For over 10 years, she has been an active member sponsor of 
the Latino Advocates for Education, Inc., an organization that brings 
awareness and recognition to the contributions of Latino military 
veterans in all the wars fought by the United States. She continues to 
devote endless hours volunteering with the Girl Scouts Council of 
Orange County, North Orange County YWCA Youth Employment Service, and 
so many other organizations, mentoring young girls to become talented, 
distinguished women.
  As we honor Women's History Month and Women in the Military History 
Week, I proudly recognize Mrs. Maria Solis-Martinez for her incredible 
leadership and for being such a great role model.