On Sept. 18, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina took time on the Senate floor to honor longtime American Legion National Executive Committeeman Jerry Hedrick, who passed away in his home state during the 2014 National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Jerry passed away just as the National Convention was about to start. He was a driving force in the selection of North Carolina as the site of the 2014 American Legion National Convention. He was working on this project when he was stricken at the convention site. You can read the senator’s speech on-line. Click here