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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement on Posthumous Promotion of Air Force Colonel George “Bud” Day to Brigadier General

June 8, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today issued the following statement prior to attending the posthumous promotion ceremony of Air Force Colonel George “Bud” Day to the rank of Brigadier General. The ceremony honoring Colonel Day will commence later this evening at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

“Brigadier General Bud Day is a true American hero, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this distinct honor. Recognizing his tremendous sacrifice in service of our great nation is a testament to the impact he had, and is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to his family, who are in attendance tonight. He is a national treasure, and a local hero in Florida’s First Congressional District, and his legacy will live on for generations to come,” Rep. Gaetz said.