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Hope 6-Year-Old Huck Plyler Honored by Congressman Bruce Westerman

July 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 26) to honor Huck Plyler of Hope. Huck, the 6-year-old son of Caleb and Brianna Plyler, started what is now known as “Huck’s Military Care Package Project.” To date, Huck’s project has provided more than 50 care packages to Arkansas National Guard troops deployed to the Horn of Africa.

Westerman’s full speech (as prepared) follows:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a young man whose thoughtfulness and generosity has stirred the hearts, souls, and patriotic spirits of people across my district and Arkansas.

Earlier this year, 6 year old Huck Plyler of Hope, Arkansas, started what is now known as “Huck’s Military Care Package Project.” Huck’s project is comprised of putting together care packages for the nearly 700 members of the Arkansas National Guard currently deployed to the Horn of Africa. Huck’s care packages include items such as non-perishable snacks, lip balm, sun screen, personal hygiene products, socks, and more.

When asked why he decided to start this project, Huck’s answer, “We do this because they help us, so we help them”. Though simple, this reply is wise beyond his years.

Huck’s dedication to this project has enabled him to collect enough donated items, and monetary donations to send over 50 boxes to our troops thus far.

Mr. Speaker, Huck’s kindness and thoughtfulness brings honor to himself, his parents Caleb and Brianna Plyler, and to the benevolent people of Hempstead County and Arkansas. I commend and thank Huck for his hard work and commitment to our military members serving overseas. It is young men and women like Huck that give me hope for the future, hope that the giving and caring spirit is still alive and well in our young people and country today. I yield back.