Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) invited combat veteran Brian Steorts to be his guest of honor at the State of the Union Address. Steorts was born at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City and served eight consecutive combat deployments.
After being injured in the line of duty, Steorts created the idea for his “veteran-owned, veteran-operated and combat-veteran-made” company, Flags of Valor, during his rehabilitation. The business model is based on two ideas – that combat veterans deserve opportunity and that “Made in America” still matters. He is the embodiment of what it means to be American.
“I am honored to have Brian join me at the State of the Union,” Johnson said. “Not only did he serve our country in combat, but he now serves our veterans by providing them opportunity, employment and fulfillment when they return home. I am struck by all that he has accomplished and by his passion and love of all things America. Brian sets a remarkable example for all of us, and I am so grateful to have him join us for this historic event.”