November 20, 2014

Manchin Recognizes 97th Birthday of Senator Robert C. Byrd

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on the 97th birthday of the late Senator Robert C. Byrd:

“On November 20, 1917, one of the greatest Americans to grace the hills of West Virginia and the halls of United States Senate, Robert C. Byrd, was born. From his humble beginnings as a child of the Appalachian coalfields to his rise as one of the most influential voices in Congress, Senator Byrd led a distinguished life that has inspired so many, including myself. He was a proud defender of the Constitution, a determined fighter for the Mountain State and a dedicated husband and father, and his contributions to our state and nation are unparalleled. I know that his life and his legacy will continue to inspire West Virginians and Americans for generations to come, and every day that I walk down the halls of the United States Senate, I do my best to follow in his footsteps. So today, on his 97th birthday, I join all West Virginians in remembering our great statesman for his lifelong dedication of outstanding public service. May God bless his memory today and every day.”