Runyan to Host Willingboro Freshman at the Dedication Ceremony for Frederick Douglass Statue

Jun 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jon Runyan (R-NJ) will host a high school freshman from Willingboro at the Congressional Ceremony commemorating the dedication of the statue of Frederick Douglass.  The event will take place in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center, on Wednesday, June 19th.

Congressman Runyan will be attending the ceremony and offered his only ticket to Cidnee Gordon, a freshman and honors student at Life Center Academy in Burlington, New Jersey. 

“Whenever I can offer a young person the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital, I am happy to do it,” said Runyan.  “These are the experiences that can really help shape the lives of future leaders like Ms. Gordon, especially as we dedicate a statue for a man that President Lincoln once called, ‘one of the most meritorious men, if not the most meritorious man, in the United States.’”

Ms. Gordon is one of many students from the 3rd Congressional District that Congressman Runyan has hosted in Washington for an official ceremony since coming to Congress in 2011. 

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