Press Release

McHenry Gives Remarks Honoring Reverend Billy Graham at Statue Unveiling

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) delivered remarks at the unveiling of a statue of North Carolina's Favorite Son, the Reverend Billy Graham.

The statue of Reverend Graham is one of the state of North Carolina’s two contributions to the Capitol's National Statuary Collection. Reverend Graham previously received a Congressional Gold Medal in May of 1996 and also laid in honor in the Capitol Rotunda following his death in February of 2018—becoming only the fourth private citizen to receive that distinction.

“Reverend Graham was a humble servant of God who spread the Gospel to millions around the world," said Congressman McHenry"One of the highlights of my service in Congress was when I had the honor of visiting with Reverend Graham at his home in Montreat. He is truly one of the finest men North Carolina has ever produced and I can think of no tribute more fitting than for him to represent our state in Statuary Hall. I’m proud to have played a role in making that happen.”

You can watch Congressman McHenry's remarks here.

Congressman McHenry spent years working to ensure Reverend Graham received this honor. In 2023, the Congressman introduced House Concurrent Resolution 18 in an effort to force the Joint Committee on the Library to expedite the approval of the statue.