Barrow visits troops overseas for Memorial Day - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Barrow visits troops overseas for Memorial Day

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

U.S. Rep. John Barrow is back on American soil after visiting troops in Afghanistan.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota led the Memorial Day weekend trip of five congressmen, including Barrow.

They even got to meet with troops from right here in the Peach State. Barrow said their visit was very productive - a bipartisan effort to honor those who sacrifice their lives for all Americans.

"I can't think of a better way to spend Memorial Day than to personally thank the active-duty men and women of our military for all they're doing for us," Barrow said. "I'm extremely honored to get to spend time with our troops from Georgia and other parts of the country. 

"These men and women spend so much time away from their families so we can continue to live in the greatest country on Earth. We can't thank them and all our veterans enough for all they have done and continue to do for us. I'm looking forward to hearing from the folks on the ground during our visit, and I'm grateful to my colleagues for inviting me to participate."

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:19:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:24:28 GMT

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

    More >>

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

    More >>
  • Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

    Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 08:20:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:23:57 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

    More >>

    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

    More >>
  • Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:40:07 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:23:38 GMT
    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    More >>

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly