Maine State Legislature Joint Resolution to President Biden
On March 30, 2021 both houses of the Maine Legislature passed a unanimous resolution to going on record to encourage President Biden to use his sole authority to designate a State Funeral for
the last Medal of Honor recipient from the Second World War. Since they passed this resolution
Mr. Charles Coolidge of Tennessee has passed away, leaving Hershel "Woody" Williams as the last remaining HOH holder from World War II.
April 22, 2019
In a resolution dating from April 22, 2019, the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives jointly support the cause of a State Funeral for the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient. The letter is signed by Randy McNally, Speaker of the Senate, Glen Casada, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Bill Lee, Governor of Tennessee.
Full text of the Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution No. 96: Tennessee-Senate-Joint-Resolution-No-96.pdfMay 22, 2019
The 86th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby respectfully urges the President of the United States to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.
Full text of the Texas Senate Resolution No. 69 to President Trump:
From the Resolution:
WHEREAS, designating a state funeral when the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient dies would be a wonderful way for the American people to unite and honor all sixteen million soldiers, sailors, and airmen who served in our Armed Forces from 1941 to 1945:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby urge the President of the United States to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, and all members of the Missouri congressional delegation.
Full text of the Resolution: SF Missouri State resolution 5918H.01I