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VIDEO: Sen. Moran Speaks on Senate Floor to Preview Amelia Earhart Statue Dedication Ceremony

Amelia Earhart Will Join President Dwight D. Eisenhower Representing Kansas in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) today spoke on the Senate Floor previewing the Amelia Earhart Statue Dedication Ceremony which will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET to welcome the world’s most famous female aviator to the U.S. Capitol as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection.

“Amelia Earhart, the most famous woman in aviation, soared into the history books, setting flight records and breaking barriers,” said Sen. Moran. “But before she became known worldwide as the ‘Queen of the Air,’ she was the daughter of a small town in Kansas, Atchison. She captivated the hearts and the minds of many, and inspired the next generation of pilots to love the sky in the same way she did. Undeniably, the state of Kansas has a long history steeped in the aviation industry, but without pioneers like Amelia Earhart, our state would not be the epicenter of aviation that it is today.”

“Now, in celebration of her accomplishments and legacy, Amelia Earhart will join President Dwight D. Eisenhower as bronze beacons representing Kansas in our nation’s Capitol,” continued Sen. Moran. “I look forward to the dedication ceremony on Wednesday and seeing Kansans fill Statuary Hall to honor and preserve Amelia Earhart’s legacy.”

Each state legislature selects two statues of individuals who will represent the state as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. The dedication and unveiling ceremony for the Amelia Earhart statue will take place on in the U.S. Capitol at 11 a.m. ET, Wednesday, July 27th, three days after what would have been Amelia’s 125th birthday.

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Moran’s Full Speech

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