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AFSA Speaker Series on Federal
Benefits Continues
Walton Francis, principal author of the annual
Consumer Checkbooks’
Guide to Health Plans for
Federal Employees and Annuitants
, will be the third
speaker in our Federal Benefits Speakers Series.
Mr. Francis will speak about considerations in
comparing federal health plans for federal employ-
ees and annuitants on Monday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m.
at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E St. NW, Washington,
D.C. Please RSVP to
Francis is a self-employed economist, expert
in the analysis and evaluation of public programs
and in government regulation, He holds Master’s
degrees from Harvard and Yale universities.
The Fallen, Continued from Page 73
House passed a similarly
strong resolution hono-
ing our fallen colleagues.
These heartfelt expressions
of support encourage and
inspire us and strengthen our
resolve to serve the higher
interests of our country
regardless of the dangers
and hardships that are part
of the environment in which
diplomats operate.
The lives and public
service careers of Amb. John
Christopher Stevens, Sean
Patrick Smith, Glen Anthony
Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods
embody the values of service,
courage and patriotism and
their example will continue to
inspire us all.
AFSA Executive Director
Ian Houston recalled a mov-
ing poem that resonated with
him, which he hopes will
comfort all those who grieve
for our fallen colleagues in
Benghazi. The 1932 poem by
Mary Frye reads:
Do not stand at my grave and
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that
I am the diamond glint on
I am the sunlight on ripened
I am the gentle autumn rain.
If you wish to make a
contribution to support the
families of the fallen, please
go to
or send an email to Lori
Dec at
AFSA will always remem-
ber and honor the lives and
service of these patriots.
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