The Legion did not get the State funeral, as requested by Legion Resolution No. 41(2018), originated by Virginia, and GOV Northam wrote POTUS a letter requesting a State funeral. Congress will give D.C. honors for the last Medal of Honor recipient. He will lay in the rotunda and then proceed to the WW II Memorial for a second service. This is a historic event!
Anyone in D.C. by 4 PM? We need Legionnaires with covers/hats at WW II Memorial by 3:30 PM on Thursday JULY 14, 2022 to honor Last WW II recipient of the Medal of Honor. A service will take place at 4 PM. Federal Triangle is the closest metro stop?
I got word today. It is last minute.
1. American Legion Resolution No. 41 (2018), originated by Virginia, asked for a State Funeral For The Last World War II Medal Of Honor Recipient. Now we need Virginia Legionnaires to honor the last WWII MOH recipient, and Legionnaire, Hershel Woody Williams for this historic event.
2. 10 AM – 3 PM Mr. Williams will lay in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, a closed event. The first enlisted person to do so. His casket then will proceed to the WW II Memorial, where a second service is scheduled for 4 PM EST, and Honors will be paid. Expect media coverage.
3. We ask you to honor Mr. Williams and all WW II veterans at this historic event. Email email@example.com if you may be able to make it.
Part of a news article follows:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, and other Members of the Congressional leadership will participate in the service in the Rotunda of the United States Capital, at 11:00 am on Thursday July 14, 2022. After lying in honor in the Rotunda for 5.5 hours, a horse drawn caisson will move the coffin of the 98 year old West Virginia native through the streets of our Nation’s Capital to the National World War II Memorial, where a second service will take place at 4pm EST. The public is encouraged to attend.