“A MEMORABLE DAY”

by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret)., Co-Founder, CombatVeteransForCongress

(Dec. 14, 2014) — At a time in the history of our nation when the results of national Congressional elections of 2014 signaled a turn away from liberalism to conservatism, it is wholly appropriate that the 1700-pound, 8-foot statue of the Father of the Conservative Movement in the United States, Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who earned the nickname “Mr. Conservative,” will soon be installed in National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol of the United States.

By clicking on the link below, Senator Goldwater’s statue can be viewed being moved for shipment from the Capitol Building in the State of Arizona to the US Capitol in Washington, DC to represent the State of Arizona.  Senator Barry Goldwater’s statue will be displayed in National Statuary Hall, one of the most popular rooms of the US Capitol, among the statues of the most famous Founders Fathers of the Republic, and with many US Presidents.

Senator Goldwater was truly a renaissance man, a humanitarian who pushed for desegregation of the US Armed Forces.  He was very aggressive in maintaining the strength of the US Armed Forces, and in 1960 he co-authored “The Conscience of a Conservative.”

Barry Goldwater was born in 1909. He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II, becoming a command pilot and eventually rising to the rank of a Brigadier General in the US Air Force Reserve.  He ran his family’s department store chain until deciding to pursue a career in politics.

Senator Goldwater served five terms in the US Senate and won the Republican primary nomination to run for US President in 1964. A notable quote of his that rings true today more than ever is “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!  And let me remind you that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” (July 16, 1964)

In 1998, when the Senator passed away, he was accorded high US Military Honors during his funeral service in Phoenix and honored in a flyover by the US Air Force in a “Missing Man Formation.”  Senator Goldwater’s service was held on the campus of Arizona State University, where he was accorded the position of visiting Professor of Political Science following his retirement from the US Senate.  The service was attended by nearly every US Senator in the nation from both parties.  Senator Goldwater was an Honorary Chief of the Smoki people of Prescott and was eulogized in their native tongue by the Chief of that Indian Nation, by his son, Congressman Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., and others.  Cong. Goldwater, Jr. was the first Congressman in history to serve in Congress with his father; he served in Congress with Senator Goldwater for 13 years.

The installation of Senator Goldwater’s Statue in National Statuary Hall will be a memorable day for Congressman Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. (Ret.), the Goldwater family, conservative Americans throughout the Republic, and for the 23 million Veterans throughout the nation who benefited greatly from the Senator’s 30 years of being a staunch advocate for their welfare, especially from 1985 to 1987, when Senator Goldwater was Chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee.   Congressman Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. (Ret.) is a Co-Founder of the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC; his bio can be read on the Leadership page of the below listed website.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184

San Diego, CA 92108

Fax: (619) 220-0109

http://www.CombatVeteransForCongress.org

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8

From: Barry Goldwater Jr
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2014 9:29 PM
Subject: Senator headed to WDC

Goldwater off to Washington DC,,,,,,,,,,,,

The finished bronze statue has stood in the AZ State Capitol for several months and now has been taken down and is headed for Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building,,,,,,,,

http://t.co/3X7nRPl1oy

 

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