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  • Mary Lou Stott’s 80Th Birthday, Visit to U.s. Capitol

    by Representative Tulsi Gabbard

    Posted on 2013-03-05

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    GABBARD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. GABBARD. Mr. Speaker, I'm very proud to rise today to recognize a very special guest from Hawaii who is here visiting us in Washington this week.

    One of my constituents, Tracey Stott Kelly, contacted me recently to set up a United States Capitol tour for her mother's 80th birthday. This wasn't like most other requests that we receive. Her mother Mary Lou's birthday wish was to visit the Capitol to see the work of her great-great-grandfather, who was an assistant to Constantino Brumidi. Mr. Brumidi was best known for the murals he painted in the Capitol over a 25-year period, including ``The Apotheosis of Washington,'' the ``Frieze of American History,'' and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors.

    So this Friday, Mary Lou and her `ohana will receive a very unique tour with Dr. Barbara Wolanin, the curator for the Architect of the Capitol, to highlight the beautiful paintings by Brumidi and to bring Mary Lou closer to her very talented great-great-grandfather.

    Happy 80th birthday, Mary Lou. And thank you to Dr. Wolanin for helping to make this very special day a reality.


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