News: Message of thanks to Navy Ceremonial Guard
Story by Paul Bello
WASHINGTON – Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei stepped away from Capitol Hill Nov. 13 and made a special trip to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) to visit the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard. Amodei’s visit was two-prong, as he presented the official Nevada state flag to the proud unit while thanking them for their dedicated service to the nation
“This unit [Navy Ceremonial Guard] is one of the symbols of our great country. Through the good times and bad times,” Amodei said. “The mission you perform - and the way you perform it - transcends beyond whatever happens that week, month, day or year.”
Amodei is an Army veteran who served four years in its Judge Advocate General Corps. He is currently a member of a legislative committee on veterans’ affairs. He also serves on a sub-committee for disability assistance and memorial affairs, according to Navy Ceremonial Guard Commander John Giuseppe.
“We appreciate Congressman Amodei visiting and presenting us with his home state’s flag. We’re honored that he took time out of his schedule to be with us,” Giuseppe said. “He is pro-military and takes things very seriously. He works the issues that are near and dear to our hearts. We appreciate everything he does.”
Amodei spent more than an hour talking with service members, learning what got them interested in the Navy and where they were from. Before leaving, he ended his visit with one final message of thanks.
“You and similar units like you are a torch that burns brightly. Thank you for your service and for being an example to others,” Amodei said.