By Savannah Williamson
Congressman Gary Palmer was honored Tuesday, after meeting with Major General Theodore Harrison, the Commanding General of the Army Contracting Command stationed at Redstone Arsenal.
Major General Harrison presented Palmer with an Army seal and congratulations from the Army.
Congressman Palmer released this statement Tuesday afternoon:
"I believe strongly in the mission of the U.S. Army and have nothing but admiration for the men and women who put their lives on the line in service to their country. It is an honor to accept this recognition on behalf of the people of Alabama's Sixth Congressional District from the US Army, particularly from someone as distinguished as Major General Harrison.
"The first and most important duty of the federal government is national defense. I am a friend of our Armed Forces and I look forward to working with leaders like Major General Harrison to ensure our soldiers are taken care of and our national security challenges are met from a position of strength."