WASHINGTON D.C. (WAFB) - Five members of the Cajun Navy 2016 have been invited by the President Donald Trump to a part of the White House ceremony honoring the Houston Astros for their 2017 World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jon Bridgers, John Able, Daniel Richardson, Ben Husser, Billy Brinegar, and Rev. Louis Husser were invited for leading the group's rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
The group expressed their gratitude and excitement in a statement on their website,
This is the second time this year the president has recognized the Cajun Navy. In January, President Trump invited the group's founder Jon Bridgers to his State of the Union address.
Bridgers and members of the Cajun Navy were honored in Houston earlier this month as part of First Responders Day during RodeoHouston, according to the Houston Chronicle.