THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO HONOR BROOKS HAYS
Presents to You
We salute you first as a human being, a very human being, whose gift of laughter has spread its clean homely wit far and wide among all who know you.
We salute you, as an educator, an expositor of truth, a clarifier of the complex, an inspiration to youth.
We salute you as a lawyer, who sees clearly what the rule of law can mean to a people, an apostle of constitutionalism sensitive to its new meanings in a changing age.
We salute you as a statesman. Your many terms in Congress have combined wisdom of conciliation and a gallant greatness in devotion to principle. A party man on appropriate occasions. At heart you have been greater than party.
We salute you as a man of courage, nevermore than in this day, a day which some may count a day of defeat, but which to us is a day of victory.
We salute you as a man of faith. We count this the greatest of all because we know it is to you of all things most precious. The love of others for you as your love for them, knows no boundaries of creed in the consciousness of the common fatherhood of God.
Carl Albert John F. Kennedy Arthur and Bernice Flemming Porter Hardy Clyde Lowry James P. Richards Phillip Graham Colgate W. Darden, Jr. John W. McCormack A. S. Mike Monronney Walter and Miriam Judd Billy Graham Mary and Oswald Lord Albert Gore S. Edward Hebert Porter Hardy, Jr. Clarence W. Cranford and others
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