Roe to Present Johnson City Veteran with Patriot Award
Friday, July 26 at 9:00 a.m.
WASHINGTON, DC –Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) will present Rear Admiral Dr. Frank Anderson of Johnson City with the Civil Marksmanship Program’s Patriot Award. The presentation will take place on Friday, July 16th at 9:00 a.m. at the Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial.
Please note: In case of rain, the presentation will take place at Munsey United Methodist Church.
The Civil Marksmanship Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and educating U.S. citizens in the responsible use of firearms through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competition.
In 2009, the Civilian Marksmanship Program began a program to pay tribute to our nations' veterans, sharing the lessons of their courage and sacrifice to young people across the country. The Patriot Award program honors a selected district veteran who has demonstrated valor in military service and a continued dedication to his or her fellow Americans after returning from service. By honoring a “hometown hero” the CMP hopes to demonstrate to youth that the ideals of previous generations can be found in their very neighborhoods. The program shows young people that the heroes they read about in their history books are, in reality, regular Americans who rose to the occasion—hopefully inspiring them to follow suit.