Monday, December 29, 2014

Robert Hurt's New Year Message

From U.S. Representative Robert Hurt:

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Dear Friend,

As we gather with our families and friends during this holiday season, I hope you will join me in pausing to take account of our many blessings – the blessings of American freedom, American peace, and American prosperity.
 
And while it is often easy to take these blessings for granted, we must always remember that our freedom, our peace, and our prosperity have been won generation after generation by the tremendous sacrifices of our brave men and women in uniform.
 
Recently, we recognized the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, one of the greatest victories in American history. On December 16, 1944, German forces launched a surprise attack on Allied forces. More than 600,000 American soldiers were involved in this intense engagement and suffered tens of thousands of casualties. But after six weeks of fighting in harsh conditions, the Allied forces pushed the Germans back. Allied forces then simultaneously attacked Germany, which ultimately led to the Nazi surrender. This important history reminds us of the courage, the strength, and the sacrifice that our brave men and women in uniform have displayed over many generations, preserving our American way of life.
 
So during this season of peace and good will, let us remember the sacrifices of all of service members, who are indeed our peacemakers. Let us also remember that many of these men and women will be away from their families this year. Please join me in keeping our soldiers and their families, wherever they may be, in our thoughts and prayers.

As 2014 comes to a close, so too does the 113th Congress. So as we begin a new year and commence a new 114th Congress, let us recommit ourselves to the promises we have made to work every day to make our nation better than we found it. Let us recommit ourselves to the founding constitutional principles that have made this country great – principles of freedom, limited government, and unlimited opportunity. Let us recommit ourselves to working every day to promote policies that will make it easier for our farmers, our Main Street businesses, and our working families to succeed. I believe that if we keep our promises we will indeed build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren.

It is a great honor to serve the people of Virginia's 5th District, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in the United States Congress. I look forward to serving you for the next two years as we work toward our shared goal of a brighter and stronger future for our great nation.

I hope you and your family will enjoy this season of peace and good will, and I wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year.
 
If you need any additional information or if we may be of assistance to you, please visit my website at hurt.house.gov or call my Washington office: (202) 225-4711, Charlottesville office: (434) 973-9631, Danville office: (434) 791-2596, or Farmville office: (434) 395-0120.
Robert met with Michael Duncan, Laurie Moran, and Pat Daniels at “Decorating the Trees for a Cause” at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville.
Robert spoke with Albemarle County Police Chief Steve Sellers at an appreciation luncheon for the Albemarle County Police Department.
Sincerely,
[nice signature graphic] Robert Hurt "