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Senate Proceeding on Mar 1st, 2011 :: 0:58:50 to 1:02:45
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Richard Burr

0:58:50 to 1:02:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Richard Burr

0:58:53 to 0:59:14( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina. a senator: madam president, are we in morning the presiding officer: we are. mr. burr: i thank the president. madam president, i'd like to take a moment in this chamber to

Richard Burr

0:59:15 to 0:59:36( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: honor the passing of the last dough boy, mr. frank buckles, the last of the world war 1 veterans. mr. buckles was america's last living world war 1 veteran, and he died sunday in west virginia. his death came one month after his 110th birthday, which he

Richard Burr

0:59:37 to 1:00:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: celebrated on february 1 with his family. he was dedicated to serving his country at all cost. frank buckles enlisted in the u.s. army when he was only 16 years old. throughout the great war, mr. buckles proved himself to be a brave soldier.

Richard Burr

1:00:02 to 1:00:23( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: he served on the r.m.s. carpatheon, drove motorycycles in france and england and escorted prisoners of war back to germany. mr. buckles lived to see our country at war several more times in his life. he even survived as a prisoner of war during world war ii. he had been captured while

Richard Burr

1:00:24 to 1:00:44( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: working for a shipping company in the philippines. as a soldier and as a civilian, mr. buckles lived a life defined by hard work, love of country, and a sense of duty to his fellow citizens. his passing marks the loss of a generation that shared those same values, a generation that

Richard Burr

1:00:45 to 1:01:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: built america into the country it is today. my thoughts go out to his family. it's also important that we recognize that mr. buckles' death is an important moment for all of america. our country should come together to honor mr. buckles and an entire generation that has done

Richard Burr

1:01:07 to 1:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: so much to build a world where democracy and freedom are celebrated values. this is the reason that i cosponsor with my colleague from west virginia senator rockefeller a resolution that i hope our colleagues will support

Richard Burr

1:01:28 to 1:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: unanimously to allow this last in a generation of heroes to be recognized by the congress of the united states either in a service or by laying in honor in the rotunda, a privilege that is held for very few but one that i

Richard Burr

1:01:51 to 1:02:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: think rises to the occasion of the last hero of a generation, an individual and a generation that played such a part in the values of this country. madam president, we will have an opportunity to celebrate the life of this man, but, more importantly, to cherish the

Richard Burr

1:02:14 to 1:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: fruits of his commitment by those freedoms and those liberties that are protected still today.

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