Butterfield to Spotlight Economic Development, Veterans, and Civil Rights, This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will spotlight economic development and veterans in the First Congressional District before returning to Washington, D.C. to officially commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

Today, Congressman Butterfield will give brief remarks at the Roanoke Electric Cooperative district meeting in Aulander, North Carolina on the importance of safe, reliable, and affordable energy.  Later, Butterfield will present a proclamation of recognition from the U.S. Congress to local hero, World War II Merchant Marine Captain Jack O. Horton.  

On Wednesday, Butterfield will join Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter, civil rights leaders, and other dignitaries during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony, which marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington.

On Friday, Butterfield will visit the GE Aviation facility in Durham, where he will discuss job creation and economic development with the staff.

Butterfield’s full public schedule follows.

WHATButterfield to Spotlight Economic Development, Veterans and Civil Rights, This Week


Monday, August 26

11:00 am -12:00 pm

Roanoke Electric Cooperative District Meeting

518 NC Highway 561 W

Aulander, N.C .


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

World War II Coastwise Merchant Mariner Recognition Ceremony

Museum of the Albemarle

501 S. Water Street

Elizabeth City, N.C.


Wednesday, August 28

9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Interfaith Service hosted by The King Center

Shiloh Baptist Church

1500 9th Street, NW

Washington, D.C.


11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony

The Lincoln Memorial

Washington, .DC.


Friday, August 30

10:00 am – 11:30 am

General Electric (GE) Aviation Visit and Tour

3701 South Miami Boulevard

Durham, N.C.