New Thank-a-Vet Thursday video honors the memory of Summit County World War II veteran Glenn Smith
Washington, February 6, 2020
U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) today released a new Thank-a-Vet Thursday (#TVT) video featuring U.S. Navy Veteran Glenn Smith from Summit County, who served our nation during World War II. Glenn sadly passed away shortly after this filming. Congressman Gonzalez honored his life on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last month.
Before his passing, Congressman Gonzalez’s office had the honor of presenting Glenn with his long-lost military service medals earned during World War II. For his service, Glenn received the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic Campaign Medal.
Glenn’s story is shared on Rep. Gonzalez’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages as part of Rep. Gonzalez’s #TVT social media initiative to thank veterans for their service and is an excerpt of a longer interview conducted for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Rep. Gonzalez invites and encourages social media users to post photos and videos using #TVT to recognize America’s military veterans. All #TVT videos can be found on Rep. Gonzalez’s YouTube channel and official Facebook page.
Watch Congressman Gonzalez’s tribute to Glenn on the House floor here.