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Broun will speak in Thomson

Because a lot of people living in the 10th Congressional District of Georgia can't make it to Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has decided to bring one of the nation's concerns to the homefront.

Rep. Broun will be hosting what he has described as Congress on the Square in 10 communities that he serves later this month. One of the cities he will visit is Thomson.

Members of Rep. Broun's staff are slated to visit residents of McDuffie County on Wednesday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Thomson Depot.

Unfortunately, because of congressional voting in Washington, D.C., Rep. Broun will be unable to make these visits to these cities.

Rep. Broun, a Republican, who is seeking another term in office this year, will be talking about a variety of topics when he meets with area residents, including recording personal stories of U.S. veterans who live in his district, according to Rep. Broun's press secretary Jessica Morris.

"This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project," Rep. Broun said. "I encourage Georgia's men and women who have served in the Armed Forces to stop by Congress on the Square and share their oral histories with members of my staff. We will then submit these stories to the Library of Congress for them to be preserved for future generations."

Veterans are reminded and encouraged to submit original letters, journals, maps, official military documents and photographs, Ms. Morris said. Other residents also are more than welcomed to attend and to share their ideas about legislation or to seek assistance with a federal agency.

For further information concerning the upcoming Congress on the Square meetings, please contact Rep. Broun's office in Augusta at 706-447-3857.

Web posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010

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