2002 rewards and Recognitions
Congressional Recognition, September 11, 2002 Hon. Loretta Sanchez
Honoring Michael Belay for his contributions to Humanity
Ms. Sanchez, Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor Michael Belay of Orange County. On a trip back to his native Ethiopia to a town called Abbiyi Addi, Belay saw Children playing on the hulk of a helicopter that had crashed near their school. They dry, cracked earth was the floor of their classroom. They had no chalk, chairs, or blackboard.