RELEASE: Delegates Webert and Wiley join Speaker Gilbert to present Commending Resolution to legendary actor Robert Duvall in FauquierSep 13 | News
Warrenton, VA – Delegate Michael Webert was proud to be joined in Fauquier County by Speaker of the House Todd Gilbert and resolution patron Delegate Bill Wiley to present House Joint Resolution 467 (HJR 467), a resolution of Virginia’s House and Senate commending Robert Duvall. The legendary actor is best known for his performances in titles such as Joe Kidd, The Godfather and its first sequel, M*A*S*H*, True Grit, and many more American favorites. Duvall’s acting prowess rarely went unrecognized as he received 12 award nominations with five wins over the years and in 2005 he received the National Medal of Arts.
Film has not been Duvall’s only contribution though, his commitment to the preservation of the Commonwealth has been steadfast through his support of the Wilderness Battlefield, a unit of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park. In 2018 he came to Virginia’s Capitol where he received The Richmonds Medal from Scenic Virginia and Thames Landscape Strategy. When presented with the award, Duvall noted that “Virginia is the last stop before Heaven,” a sentiment that Delegate Webert and his House colleagues that supported HJR 467 could not agree with more.
Such resolutions are introduced and voted upon favorably by Virginia’s House and Senate for significant achievements in or dedication to bettering the Commonwealth. A copy of the full resolution commending Mr. Duvall is available through lis.virginia.gov or by contacting Delegate Webert’s office.