Hoyer lauds creation of foundation to slain local serviceman

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement Dec. 12 on the creation of the Second Lt. Richard W. Collins III Foundation:

"I join with the family and friends of Second Lt. Richard ‘Richie’ W. Collins III in remembering his life on what would have been his 25th birthday. Today, in honor of Richie, his parents have launched the Second Lt. Richard W. Collins III Foundation to combat the rise of hate in our communities, advocate for civil rights, and advance cultural awareness and civic accountability. Richie was a talented young man, and we continue to mourn with his family that his life was tragically cut short by an act of prejudice. As we remember him and honor his memory, we must work together to prevent these senseless acts of violence and spread tolerance and respect throughout our communities.”

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