Williams honored at U.S. Capitol
August 3, 2022
by John M. Galer
The last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, Herschel "Woody" Williams, lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Thursday, July 14.
A congressional tribute to Williams took place following a ceremonial arrival. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders participated in the tribute. His flag-draped casket was viewed following the tribute.
A wreath-laying ceremony was held to honor Williams at the World War II Memorial in the Capitol Mall. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a friend of Woody and senator from his home state, gave the tribute.