WASHINGTON, DC – The latest episode of Iowa Congressman Tom Latham’s monthly television show has hit the airwaves and is now available online.
The May episode of the “Congressional Report” celebrates Memorial Day by focusing on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and its traveling half-scale replica known as the “Wall that Heals.” For this month’s program, Congressman Latham interviewed Daniel Schenk, program manager for the “Wall that Heals,” about the importance of honoring veterans and the future of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
“Every American owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have served – or are currently serving – in the armed forces,” Congressman Latham said while filming the episode. “These brave Americans have put everything on the line to protect their families, communities and their nation.”
During the show, Congressman Latham pointed out that Featherlite Trailers, based in Cresco, Iowa, constructed a specialized trailer that carries the traveling replica wall as it crisscrosses the country. Congressman Latham visited an unveiling ceremony for the new trailer on the National Mall in March.
“The employees at Featherlite have played an important role in making this tribute more accessible to veterans and other Americans,” Congressman Latham said. “And for that, all Iowans should be proud.”
The “Congressional Report” airs throughout Iowa on Mediacom Channel 22 on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Episodes of the television show are also available on Congressman Latham’s Web site, www.latham.house.gov, and on his Youtube Channel, www.youtube.com/user/CongressmanTomLatham.