W.Va. To Mark New Milestone For Sen. Byrd

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd is already the longest-serving senator of all time, and he's ready to mark another milestone.

On Wednesday, Byrd will become the longest serving member of either House of Congress.

Gov. Joe Manchin says there will be a celebration of Byrd's achievement next Wednesday at the State Capitol.

Manchin and other speakers will gather before Byrd's statue in the Capitol to pay tribute to the democrat.

After the remarks, there will be an exhibit showing photos and memorabilia from throughout Byrd's career, including his famous fiddle.

The celebration will take place two days before Byrd's 92nd birthday.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by shirley Location: parkersburg on Nov 16, 2009 at 06:25 AM
    thanks to a great man for all he has done for w.v. to the neg coments i hope people won,t say that about you when you get old .
  • by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    Thank You Robert Byrd
  • by sean m on Nov 13, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    IS HE STILL AROUND? GO AWAY!
  • by WV on Nov 13, 2009 at 01:52 PM
    He needs to step down... Time to go!! I don't care now how much he's helped w.v. He needs help,and he's in a wheelchair.
  • by Jim Location: Marietta on Nov 13, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    Put him on life support. He has at least twenty-five years left.
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