U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) has been honored with the Semper Fidelis award by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. He was presented the award by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelley (USMC ret.), at a gala dinner in Washington.
“As an Army draftee many years ago, I have always been awed by the Marine Corps’ fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor,” Frelinghuysen told the audience. “All of us can do no better than to try to live up to your core values of integrity, courage and commitment. For in a world awash in change and emerging threats, Americans need to have confidence in the everlasting character of our Marines. And we do!”
Frelinghuysen serves as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He previously served as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.