ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 143
(Senate - October 21, 1996)

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 Mr. ASHCROFT. Mr. President, families are the cornerstone of 
America. The data are undeniable: Individuals from strong families 
contribute to the society. In an era when nearly half of all couples 
married today will see their union dissolve into divorce, I believe it 
is both instructive and important to honor those who have taken the 
commitment of ``till death us do part'' seriously, demonstrating 
successfully the timeless principles of love, honor, and fidelity. 
These characteristics make our country strong.
  For these important reasons, I rise today to honor Bill and Alice 
Wynkoop of Aldrich, Missouri who on Saturday, October 26, 1996 will 
celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. My wife, Janet, and I look 
forward to the day we can celebrate a similar milestone. Bill and 
Alice's commitment to the principles and values of their marriage 
deserves to be saluted and recognized.