Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on Bob Dole's passing:
"America is deeply saddened to learn of Senator Bob Dole’s passing. Bob Dole lived an extraordinary life of resilience and service above self. We are eternally grateful for Senator Dole’s dedication to our country - from his service in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II to his time in the United States House and Senate. His legacy continued after his time in elected office through the extraordinary work of the Dole Foundation.
"My most meaningful recollections of Senator Dole are from North Country Honor Flights at the WWII Memorial. In the blistering heat of the sun, Bob Dole would joyfully greet America’s Greatest Generation to thank them for their service. Senator Dole was always greeted by North Country veterans as a hero among heroes. An honor which he so deserved. Our condolences go to his beloved wife and family. May he Rest In Peace. "