Monday, February 27, 2006

A PROCLAMATION FOR SOLDIER BOY GRIP BY U.S. CONGRESSMAN HAROLD FORD, JR.




A PROCLAMATION FOR SOLDIER BOY GRIP BY U.S. CONGRESSMAN HAROLD FORD, JR.


A Proclamation that
Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. gave in honor of my
grandfather's service in the military.


Congressman Ford was instrumental in
getting some of my grandfather's medals from World War II and he
personally presented them to him. The Honorable U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr.
is a bright and shining star and I really believe
that his future name is: United States Senator, Harold
Ford, Jr.!!!


The Proclamation reads as follows:



United States House of Representatives


PROCLAMATION

BY

Congressman Harold Ford, Jr.

Resolution

WHEREAS, it is with deepest sympathy that I join with
the citizens of the Memphis and Mid-South region in
paying final tribute to Mr. Arthur Taylor, Sr. as he
concludes this earthly sojourn to take up residence in
that great kingdom of peace, and

WHEREAS, though we are deeply saddened by the
departure of this spirited soul, we must find the
strength to celebrate the life and legacy of Mr.
Arthur Taylor, Sr., whose memory shall radiate for
years to come within our hearts and minds, and

WHEREAS, Arthur Taylor, Sr. was committed throughout
the scope of community life. He honorably served in
World War II as a member of the 3rd Army's legendary
"Red Ball Express" which supplied Allied Forces with
ammunition, food and oil while moving through enemy
fire in post D-Day Europe. Through his service, he
exemplified the very best of the human spirit and
helped to encourage many to greater heights of service
and responsibility, and

WHEREAS, our community has gained much through the
dedication of Mr. Arthur Taylor, Sr. He embodied
integrity, compassion, and honesty; creating a legacy
for his family and all whose lives he touched.

NOW, BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that I, HAROLD FORD,
JR., Member of Congress, most Humbly submit that this
resolution be provided to the family of the deceased
on this 19th day of August, 2005, having set my hand
and caused the great seal of the Congress of the
United States to become affixed here in Memphis,
Tennessee.



Harold Ford, Jr.
Member of Congress

1 comment:

D. Morrowloving said...

Great historical information, Ron! I have really enjoyed reading about some of your grandfather's experiences. They are rich, illustrious first-person accounts that should be shared. Honored to use some of your blog in the Kwanzaa edition of Sisters~Nineties.
D. Morrowloving
11/02/2005 22:36