Facility Tours Bring Members of Congress and Veterans Together
Frances Foglesong, 89, relived her days as a resident of the nation’s capital during a face-to-face with Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK1-R) when the latter visited Glennwood in Glenpool Monday, August 26, 2013. Foglesong, a World War II veteran, bonded with the Congressman over their shared time in the U.S. Navy. Based in Washington, D.C., Foglesong worked for the Department of the Navy as a typist during the Second World War. Congressman Bridenstine was an active officer in the Navy from 1998-2007 and still maintains reserve status.
Ousting a five-term incombent Republican in the latest primary, Congressman Brindenstine, a freshman in the House received a few tips from Foglesong on the grandeur of the capital. "Washington, in my estimation, is a beautiful place," she said, reminiscing about time spent sitting under the cherry blossom trees after work.
After her stay in the capital, Folgesong went on to drive half-ton trucks for the Coast Guard in Port Everglades, Florida before moving to Oklahoma in the 1940s to marry her late husband, also a WWII veteran. Folgesong expressed to Congressman Brindenstine, and everyone else, that enjoying life remains on her agenda for the future.
Oregon Members Meet with Member of Congress
AHCA's Not for Profit Council member, Van Moore (pictured second from the left), and his team from the Oregon Veterans’ Home meet with Representative Earl Blumenauer (pictured in middle) (OR3-D) on issues, including Medicare and Medicaid, impacting the veterans community.