Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Tributes Presented in Eulogy of L. Mendel Rivers: Late a Representative from South Carolina
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971 - 259 pages
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ADDRESS admired Air Force American Armed Services Committee Association attended base believed better body called career Chairman RIVERS champion Charleston church close colleague concern Congress Congressman RIVERS constituents continue courage critics death December dedicated deep deepest defense Democrat Department devoted distinguished district early efforts expressed extend feel felt fight fought freedom funeral greatest hard heart honor hospital House Armed Services House of Representatives interest John join keep knew known late leader leave legislation live look loss lost loved matters Members memory MENDEL RIVERS military miss mourn Nation Naval Navy never passing patriot peace political position President problems remember respect Senate sense served servicemen South Carolina Speaker stand stood strength strong sympathy things tribute United Washington wife
Page 160 - Resolved, That the Sergeant at Arms of the House be authorized and directed to take such steps as may be necessary for carrying out the provisions of these resolutions, and that the necessary expenses in connection therewith be paid out of the contingent fund of the House. rt] Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.
Page 106 - He held the ridgepole up, and spiked again The rafters of the Home. He held his place — Held the long purpose like a growing tree — Held on through blame and faltered not at praise. And when he fell in whirlwind, he went down As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs, Goes down with a great shout upon the hills, And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.
Page 22 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not. Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Page 155 - Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Page 160 - Res. 197) were read, considered by unanimous consent, and unanimously agreed to, as follows : Resolved, That the Senate has heard with profound sorrow the announcement of the death of Hon.
Page 153 - Let our object be, OUR COUNTRY, OUR WHOLE COUNTRY, AND NOTHING BUT OUR COUNTRY. And, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of Wisdom, of Peace, and of Liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration forever...
Page 160 - Officer to Join the committee appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to attend the funeral of the deceased Representative. Resolved, That the...
Page 95 - Congress may declare war, raise and support armies, provide and maintain a navy, and make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces...
Page 22 - The record of a generous life runs like a vine around the memory of our dead, and every sweet, unselfish act is now a perfumed flower. And now, to you, who have been chosen, from among the many men he loved, to do the last sad office for the dead, we give his sacred dust.