June 27, 2014

Manchin Statement on Four Year Anniversary of Senator Robert C. Byrd's Death

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on Saturday’s four-year anniversary of Senator Robert C. Byrd’s death. 

“In the 151 years of West Virginia’s history, our state has had no greater, more devoted and more beloved statesman than the legendary Senator Robert. C. Byrd, whose life was lost four years ago. Over the past four years, the people of the Mountain State have felt the loss of this great man, who made monumental contributions not only to our state, but to the American Congress and to the entire nation by serving for 57 years in Washington. His influence truly improved the lives of so many. From the bottom of my heart, it has been an absolute honor and privilege to carry on his legacy in the United States Senate. Each and every day I am guided by his wisdom, and I strive to follow in his footsteps. In commemoration of the life of Senator Byrd and his 63 years of public service, I encourage all West Virginians to reflect on his legacy – a legacy that inspired us all and that will forever live on in the mountains of West Virginia, in the halls of Congress and far, far beyond. May God bless his memory and his great spirit.”