Standing on Ceremony

Posted March 8, 2005 at 1:52pm

Capitol Police Officer David Eley stands guard in the Capitol Rotunda last Wednesday, prior to the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, was honored posthumously by President Bush and Congressional leaders. The medal was presented to Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) wrote the 2003 bill honoring the former infielder for his athletic achievements, civil rights leadership and service in the Army.