Congressman Tom Garrett Sponsored Legislation Passes House

Rep. Tom Garrett (VA – 05) Passes Second Bill out of U.S. House of Representatives

Richmond, VA, (March 5, 2018) – Moments ago, legislation introduced by Congressman Thomas A. Garrett, Jr. passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Garrett’s bill, H.R.3183, would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the “U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office”.

Dakota Rigsby was one of seven sailors who passed away aboard the USS Fitzgerald on June 17, 2017 when a container ship collided with the destroyer off the coast of Japan. Rigsby was a volunteer firefighter from Palmyra, Virginia and graduated from Fluvanna County High School in 2015.

Congressman Garrett offered the following quote:

“Today we honor a brave American patriot who sacrificed everything serving the country he loved. Shining light upon Seaman Rigsby’s heroic efforts pales in comparison to the respect and admiration he deserves, but I hope this will serve as a tribute to his memory, and to remind everyone of our selfless service men and women who put on this nation’s cloth every day to defend our nation.”

“We sleep soundly, and in a free nation because men and women like Dakota Rigsby man the ramparts to make it so. These men and women sacrifice all of their tomorrows to make our nation great. Having served alongside such heroes, I know that their sacrifices should never be forgotten.”