Fisher House Grand Opening
On February 15th, 2018 Staff from the office of Congressman Darren Soto attended the event attended the dedication and ribbon cutting of The Lake Nona Fisher House. The Fisher House is an incredible group which offers the families of patients at VA hospitals a no-cost “home away from home” while their loved ones are undergoing treatment.
Mr. Melvin Morris was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1969 for his extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty, as a member of the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. Mr. Morris spoke to the mission of the Fisher House, and all it does for veterans and their families, citing the importance of the charity’s work.
The distinguished football coach, Lou Holtz, who has been named the Honorary Chairman for the Friends of the Fisher House, also gave remarks at the ceremony. Holtz said we can never truly repay these service members for the incredible sacrifices they have made, but he is honored to ensure their recognition and support through the services provided by the Fisher House. Holtz had served in the Army after he graduated from Kent State.
Representative Soto is honored to serve Florida’s Ninth Congressional District, where we have such great citizens, medical professionals, volunteers, and community leaders on the ground, working to improve the lives of the service members who sacrificed theirs for our freedoms. This is the kind of hard, meaningful work that often goes unnoticed, and Representative Soto was proud to be have his staff be a part of its recognition today.