West Virginians will miss Byrd's loyalty, service (Rep. Shelley Capito)

Senator Byrd’s mastery of the Senate will be remembered for the ages, but those who knew him best realize his legacy will be one of love for the West Virginians he served for nearly 57 years. Whether he is remembered as the young man who played the fiddle or the elder statesman that carried a copy of the Constitution in the pocket next to his heart, Robert Byrd touched the lives of countless West Virginians. His service to West Virginia and dedication to our nation’s democracy set an example to which generations can aspire.


We pray for his family and take comfort in knowing he has gone home for the last time to join his beloved Erma in the presence of God.