In Memory of a Veteran
Feb 25, 2015
Dear Friends,

I want to to let you know about a special time at the Capitol Monday as we honored the memory of WW II veteran, Glenwood Hankins.

The Virginia flag was flown at half-staff over the state Capitol in Richmond on Thursday, February 19, 2015, in respect and memory of World War II Veteran Glenwood Elmo Hankins. The Governor ordered the lowering of the flag for the day.

Monday we presented that flag to Mr. Hankins' son, Alan Hankins, in the House Chamber of the Virginia Capitol in Richmond. Joining me in making the presentation were Delegates Charles Poindexter and Les Adams, along with Senator Bill Stanley. 

We extended our gratitude for the brave military service and many accomplishments of Glenwood Hankins. Mr. Hankins passed away at age 92 on February 7th. 

Glenwood Hankins was one of the last surviving D-Day veterans in the Martinsville area. In addition to D-Day, he also participated in a number of other military campaigns in Europe where he was injured twice, earning a Purple Heart and then a Bronze Star for his service. He served his country valiantly and "lived a life based on integrity, faith and love for his family and country."

To memorialize his life,  I introduced House Joint Resolution 858 Celebrating the Life of Glenwood Elmo Hankins. It is co-patroned by all the flag presenters. The resolution has  passed the House and has moved to the Senate. The official Resolution will be presented to the Hankins family in Martinsville in the spring.

Link to the Resolution: HJ 858 


Below: Senator Bill Stanley, Delegate Danny Marshall, Alan Hankins & wife, Lori, Delegate Les Adams and Delegate Charles Poindexter.