Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Holiday Message


Congressman Robert Hurt

Weekly Column 12/21/12


It is with heavy hearts that we gather this holiday season as we remember those innocent lives lost in the tragedy that shook our nation in Newtown this month. Please join me in keeping the children and families affected in Newtown in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless you this holiday season.  


As we come together with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season, I hope you will join me in counting the blessings we enjoy as Americans and as Virginians.  It has been a great honor to serve the people of Virginia’s Fifth District, and I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in the United States Congress.


As 2012 comes to an end, so too does the 112th Congress. And as we begin a new year, we will surely face new challenges. Despite what comes our way, we must always come together to address the issues that we face knowing that it is our charge to leave this country better than we found it. We must also remember that it is our charge to preserve our American way of life that has been upheld for us throughout the generations.


We in the House of Representatives remain committed to continuing what we started in 2010 and working towards a better America that preserves our values of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. I am proud to represent Virginia’s Fifth District, and I look forward to serving you for the next two years as we work toward our top priority of creating jobs for Fifth District Virginians and preserving this great nation – and its opportunities – for our children and grandchildren.


I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays – especially to our troops both at home and abroad who cannot be with their families as they sacrifice to protect the freedoms we hold so dear.


You may watch our video address on our website at If you need any additional information, please visit my website or call my Washington office: (202) 225-4711, Charlottesville office: (434) 973-9631, Danville office: (434) 791-2596, or Farmville office: (434) 395-0120.