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June 13, 2017
Senator Manchin addresses Girls State.
Senator Manchin addresses Boys State.
Manchin Mobile Monday - Regional Coordinator, Justin Ray, will be
available at the Doddridge County Public Library, 170 Marie Street, in
West Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with constituents and take
their concerns back to the Senator.
Senator Manchin Skypes with KidsStrong Conference.
One-year anniversary of the 2016 flooding.
Manchin Mobile Monday - Regional Coordinator, Mary Jo Guidi, will be
available at the Wheeling Senior Center HRC Building, 51-11th Street
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with constituents and take their
concerns back to the Senator.
Save the Date - July 8
Senator Manchin's Third Annual Motorcycle Ride for Fallen Service
Save the Date - October 11
Senator Manchin hosts a career fair at WVU-Parkersburg from 10 a.m. to
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From the Hill to the Mountains
In Honor of Flag Day
Every day, Americans all across this great land pledge their allegiance
to the flag of the United States of America. We salute it; we fight for
it; we cherish it; we honor it. But one day a year, we pay special
tribute to our flag. We set aside every June 14 as Flag Day,
commemorating the date in 1777 when the Continental Congress officially
made the Stars and Stripes the symbol of America.
Flag Day has a special significance to West Virginia. Our state was
born out of the bloody conflict of the Civil War. At that time, West
Virginians had a choice between two flags. We chose to follow the Stars
and Stripes � and in doing so, West Virginia became the 35th star on
that Grand Old Flag. Like all West Virginians, I feel a special surge
of emotion every time I see the American flag. After all, Old Glory is
the most enduring symbol of our country, representing the unity of our
people and the cause of liberty and justice for all.
I invite my fellow Mountaineers and fellow Americans to join me in
celebration and in paying tribute to Old Glory. In doing so, we honor
not only our flag, but also the ideals on which America was founded as
well as the generations of Americans who have defended those ideals in
When I was a child, my Uncle Jimmy taught me a little poem I think
captures how the flag represents us as Americans:
It's only some stripes of red and white.
It's only some stars on a field of blue.
It's only a little cotton flag.
Does it mean anything to you?
Oh yes it does,
For beneath its folds
Our people are safe at land and sea.
It stands for a land where God is still king,
And His truth and His freedoms are free.
So let us love it well
And keep it pure as our banner of liberty.
This "little cotton flag" is displayed proudly in our homes, in our
schools and businesses, over the Capitol and White House, in parades
and ballparks, on the field of battle and on the graves of the heroes
who fought in those battles. It has flown from the tops of mountains,
from the 9/11 rubble of Ground Zero, over the scarred wall of the
Pentagon and on the surface of the moon.
May our beautiful flag forever wave, and may God forever bless the
country for which it stands.
On the Road
WV Association of Counties' County Clerks Conference
Senator Manchin speaks to the WV Association of Counties at the County
Clerks Conference on June 9 in Charleston.
Elmer Brown Bridge Grand Opening
Mike Browning, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the
grand opening of the Elmer Brown Bridge in Delbarton on June 13.
Pietro Fiorentini Groundbreaking
Mary Jo Guidi, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the
groundbreaking for Pietro Fiorentini in Weirton on June 9. This is the
first permanent facility for the Italian manufacturing company to be
located in the United States.
Upper Ohio Valley United Way Chili Cookoff
Mary Jo Guidi, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, visits with
United Way Executive Director, George Smoulder, during the Upper Ohio
Valley United Way Chili Cookoff in Wheeling on June 3.
Grand Opening in Farmington
Justin Ray, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the grand
opening celebration for the new Family Dollar in the Senator's hometown
of Farmington on June 2. (Photo credit: Tammy Shriver. Read the full
story in the Times West Virginian here
Morgan County Partners in Prevention
Morgan County Partners in Prevention created a 12-month "Build Strong
Families" ad campaign to broadcast simple messages about ways to
protect children from abuse and neglect. The first message is:
Parenting is a Hard Job. You don't have to do it alone. Look for
playgroups and other parents to build a support system.
Shown with the display are (from left) graphic design partner Jen
Rolston, President of Eden Design; Morgan County Starting Points
Director Audrey Morris; Cindy Largent-Hill, Director of Juvenile
Justice for the WV Supreme Court of Appeals and Kate Shunney, editor of
media partner, The Morgan Messenger.
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How May We Help You?
I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from West Virginians. As
your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies
during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer
service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help.
I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you
with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the
administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I
welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be
experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case.
Recently, Morgantown native, Roger Trickett, contacted my office to
request help with his federal retirement. He received a letter from
Office of Personnel Management, (OPM) stating that his benefits were
calculated incorrectly and he owed a debt of over $137,000. Roger
believed this was an error and asked our office for help. Amber
McCartney, caseworker in my Charleston office, successfully worked with
OPM and found that Roger did not owe any money. If you need help with
retirement, or know of someone in need of assistance with veteran
benefits, disability, healthcare or any other matter, please let me
know by calling one of my offices or emailing me by clicking here
Roger Trickett (above) contacted Senator Manchin's office for
assistance with his federal retirement.
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