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United States of America

Congressional Record

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 98th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Vol. 129 WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1983 No. 23

House of Representatives

SERVING OUR VETERANS

HON. RICHARD L. OTTINGER
OF NEW YORK
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, March 1, 1983

Mr. OTTINGER. Mr. Speaker, I am happy to have this opportunity to commend Genevieve Riis on her years of service to disabled veterans at the Montrose Veterans' Hospital.

Ms. Riis, known as "Ma" to hundreds of veterans, has devoted her life to helping American servicemen and veterans. During World War II, she sent letters and packages to hundreds of servicemen from her home town of Harrison, N.Y., easing their hardship as they bravely defended our Nation. Since the Montrose Veterans' Hospital opened in 1956, "Ma" Riis has given her time and loving care to the veterans there. She also brightens their lives by bringing them food and clothing, mostly provided by her own savings. At the age of 79, she continues to do what she can to aid our veterans, despite bouts of arthritis.

Her generosity and sacrifice on behalf of our deserving veterans is an example to us all. I am happy to join the members of the Harrison Lions Club in their tribute to this fine citizen.

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Representative Richard L. Ottinger commends Genevieve "Ma" Riis.

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Ottinger, Richard L.

Date

1983-03-01

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Riis, Genevieve

Ottinger, Richard L.

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Ottinger, Richard L., “Congressional Record,” Harrison Remembers, accessed April 12, 2024, https://www.harrisonpl.org/harrison-remembers/items/show/388.

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