Thursday marked two years since the passing of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin laid a wreath at the foot of the senator's statue at the state capitol to honor Byrd's memory.
Others watched and took a moment to respectfully reflect on the life of the senator, who spent many years in service for West Virginia.
Those who knew Byrd had nothing but good things to say about him. "West Virginia was written on his heart, everything he did, from the moment rose each morning, to the minute he went to bed at night, was really with the state in mind, and the people of the state," said Anne Barth, former assistant to Byrd.
The public is invited to visit the statue at the state capitol at any point to pay their respects.