U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy announced Tuesday that he has invited 7th District resident and Eagle Scout John Weber to join him for the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Weber, 15, has dedicated his life to helping veterans and active duty military members serving overseas. This December, he was named Wausau Daily Herald Young Person of the Year. Rep. Duffy has invited Weber to the State of the Union as a way to thank him for his patriotism and the example he sets for other young people through his extraordinary volunteer work for our military, our veterans, and their widows.
“John Weber embodies the American can-do spirit that has always been the backbone of this great nation. Though a relatively new citizen, adopted by his parents from Russia a mere four years ago, John's love and enthusiasm for his new country is an inspiration to all of us. He sees our country through fresh eyes and reminds us never to take it for granted,” Duffy said. “In honoring John, we also honor his parents, Brenda and Rick. Good parenting matters and they are serving their country well by raising such a hardworking and extraordinary young man. I'm thrilled and proud to have John join me for the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. My hope is that this experience will be educational, formative, and encourage him to continue serving others and his country.”
Earlier this month, Weber presented Rep. Duffy with his Eagle Scout mentoring pin.