Caption for photo: Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) was recently
presented with the Semper Fidelis Award by the Marine Corps Scholarship
Foundation. The honor was bestowed by the Secretary of Homeland
Security, General John Kelly
(USMC, ret) Lieutenant General George Trautman (USMC, ret), the
Chairman of the Foundation and Ms. Margaret Davis, President and CEO of
WASHINGTON, D.C. –
U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) has been honored with the
Semper Fidelis award by the United States Marine Corps Scholarship
Foundation. He was presented the award
by the Secretary of Homeland Security, GEN John Kelley (USMC ret.) at
a gala dinner in Washington.
“As an Army draftee many years ago, I have always been awed by the
Marine Corps’ fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its
hallowed rituals, and
its unbending code of honor,” Frelinghuysen told the audience. “All
of us can do no better than to try to live up to your core values of
integrity, courage and commitment. For in a world awash in change and
emerging threats, Americans need to have confidence
in the everlasting character of our Marines. And we do!”
He was presented the award by the Secretary of Homeland Security, GEN
John Kelley (USMC ret.).
“I am truly honored
to receive the Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship
Foundation. Supporting our Marines and their families —past and
present—has been, and will remain, a number one
priority for me.”
Frelinghuysen serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
He previously served as Chairman of the House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Defense and with
the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.