Coolville Man Attending State Of The Union Address

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A Coolville man is going to be in the audience at tonight's State of the Union Address in Washington D.C.

George Fowler is going to be a guest of Republican 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson.

A Johnson spokesman says Fowler and Johnson met on an Honor Flight.

Johnson served as Fowler's escort during the flight prorgam which takes U.S. Veterans to Washington D.C. to visit service memorials.

Fowler is also in Washington to be in the nation's capital when the U.S. House is voting on the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011, which Johnson sponsored.

The legislation directs the Secretary of the Interior to install a plaque or inscription at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the nation on the morning of June 6, 1944 – D-Day.

Fowler testified during committee hearings on the legislation.

Fowler appeared on WOUB Television's Newswatch in November takling about the honor flight and his testimony in Washington D.C.