Sunday, March 6, 2011

Boehner and Michael Steele deny honor to last WWI soldier

Frank Buckles deserves to lie in state at the Capital Rotunda to honor him and all who served in WWI.

According to CNN:

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-West Virginia, had introduced a resolution in the Senate that would authorize the use of the Capitol to honor Frank Buckles. And Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, who represents Buckles' West Virginia district, also introduced legislation last year to allow the nation's last "Doughboy" to lie in honor in the Rotunda upon his death.

But on Thursday, Rockefeller released a statement expressing disappointment that the legislation had been blocked by House Speaker John Boehner.

Call Speaker Boehner and tell him to honor Mr. Frank Buckles. Let him lie in state in the Capitol.   

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