Manar Urges Congress to Ensure WWII Heroes Lie in State

Manar Urges Congress to Ensure WWII Heroes Lie in State

November 11, 2019 –  Throughout American history, only 32 individuals have lain in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol, an honor reserved for the most esteemed American military heroes and statesmen. State Senator Andy Manar is leading the push to extend that privilege to the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.  Manar says the honor would serve as a tribute to all 16 million Americans, often referred to as the “Greatest Generation,” who served in our Armed Forces from 1939 to 1945. Senate Joint Resolution 50 would urge the President and the United States Congress to take all necessary measures to ensure the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II be offered a state funeral, including the option to lie in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol. The Senate State Government Committee will vote on the measure Wednesday.