WHEREAS, Milburn Hart was born December 17, 1908, in Cottage Grove,
Oregon and was raised on his family farm in Canada which he ran
beginning at the early age of thirteen when his father was seriously
WHEREAS, During World War II, Milburn worked on the riveting of aircraft for the Boeing Company and, after having moved on, spent thirty years of labor at Washington Natural Gas (a precursor to WPUDA); and
WHEREAS, At the ripe age of ninety-six, Milburn became the oldest man to perform a solo skydive on February 18, 2005, which is now acknowledged to be a Guinness world record; and
WHEREAS, Milburn had previously performed two successful tandem jumps and has stated that he would like to jump again despite suffering a dislocated shoulder on his record-breaking plunge; Milburn's daughter Diane Hamilton however would not allow it;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize Milburn Hart for his abundance of courage and determination as well as his dedication to maintaining an active lifestyle despite the unavoidable adversity brought on by the aging process; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Mr. Milburn Hart.