Weekly Democratic radio address: "Celebrate America, Support Our Troops"


STEVENS POINT, WI – Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) offered the Democratic weekly radio address today. In her radio message, Sen. Lassa highlighted the work of the USO Wisconsin which has been supporting military service men and women since 1943. 

"Along with providing food, entertainment, comfort and support to our service men and women, both here at home and around the world, USO provides a range of other services as well. ... There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than by showing our gratitude to the men and women who defend our freedom and liberty." - Sen. Julie Lassa
 

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
http://media2.legis.wisconsin.gov/multimedia/Sen24/senlassaradio6.30.15.mp3

A written transcript of the address is below: 

"Hi, I’m State Senator Julie Lassa. I had the honor a few weeks ago to attend the grand opening of the new United Service Organizations service center at Forward Operating Base Freedom at Fort McCoy.  It was a great chance to learn more about USO Wisconsin, which has been supporting our military service men and women since 1943.  

"Along with providing food, entertainment, comfort and support to our service men and women, both here at home and around the world, USO provides a range of other services as well.  These include preparing new recruits for military life, providing communication services to troops in the field, helping returning veterans transition to civilian life, supporting wounded veterans, and comforting the families of fallen soldiers.

"Here in Wisconsin, four centers serve more than 25,000 military families throughout the state.  To commemorate the vital role the organization plays in the lives of our troops and their families, I will be introducing a resolution declaring USO Wisconsin Month. 

"USO Wisconsin depends on private contributions and volunteer support. The USO Wisconsin website, usowisconsin.org, makes it easy to find out how you can help. There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than by showing our gratitude to the men and women who defend our freedom and liberty."