Wes Hickman or Kevin Bishop
- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution honoring the late U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond. The resolution was introduced by Graham, Senator Hollings (D-South Carolina), and other Senators.
The resolution reads as follows:
Relative to the death of the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond, former United States Senator and President Pro Tempore Emeritus from the State of South Carolina.
Whereas the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond conducted his life in an exemplary manner, an example to all of his fellow citizens;
Whereas the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond was a devoted husband, father, and most recently, grandfather;
Whereas the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond gave a great measure of his life to public service;
Whereas, having abandoned the safety of high position, the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond served his country during World War II, fighting the greatest threat the world had thus far seen;
Whereas the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond served South Carolina in the United States Senate with devotion and distinction;
Whereas his service on behalf of South Carolina and all Americans earned him the esteem and high regard of his colleagues; and
Whereas his death has deprived his State and Nation of a most outstanding Senator:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond, former Senator and President Pro Tempore Emeritus from the State of South Carolina.
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives and transmit an enrolled copy thereof to the family of the deceased.
Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable J. Strom Thurmond.