WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
recognize Ron Spriggs, who is bringing the Tuskegee Airmen
Exhibition to the Doris Miller Auditorium in Austin from
April 29 through May 2, 2007; and
       WHEREAS, The Tuskegee Airmen Project trained and deployed
African American pilots for combat missions in World War II;
these men overcame prejudice and discrimination to serve their
country as highly successful combat pilots; the Ron Spriggs
Exhibit of Tuskegee Airmen is helping to educate citizens around
the country about the important contributions of this courageous
group of pilots; and
       WHEREAS, The Tuskegee Airmen flew 200 bomber escort missions
without losing a single bomber and won 744 air medals; their bravery
and skill won them the admiration of those who had doubted their
ability to do the job; and
       WHEREAS, The success of the Tuskegee Airmen Project helped
speed the desegregation of the armed forces and prepare a path
for other pioneers like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.;
now, therefore, be it
       RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
80th Legislature, hereby commend Ron Spriggs on his efforts at
bringing history to life through the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibition
and extend to him best wishes in all his future endeavors; and,
be it further
       RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared as an
expression of high regard from the Texas Senate.
    President of the Senate
    I hereby certify that the
above Resolution was adopted by
the Senate on April 25, 2007.
    Secretary of the Senate
     Member, Texas Senate