Friday, July 2, 2010

West Virginia is in Mourning

Early Monday morning the state's beloved Senator Byrd passed. He was 92 years old and was in good health until the last few months. Senator Byrd spent 51 years in the Senate, the longest time anyone has served. He lay in repose on the Senate floor in Washington D.C., and was then returned to Charleston, WV, Thursday for a final viewing by the people of this state. Thousands have passed by his casket.

Senator Byrd was well known as "The Prince of Pork." He never signed a bill without making sure that West Virginia got something out of it. It is because of him that we have wonderful roads, beautiful and plentiful state parks and more.

I am not a native West Virginian, but I have come to love this state and all that it offers, much of it due to Sen. Byrd. He will be missed.

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