During his remarks during a tribute honoring former State Senator Robert L. Venables, Sr. Monday evening, Delaware Governor Jack Markell bestowed Delaware’s highest honor to Venables, The Order of the First State, an honor given for Meritorious Service to the state.

Venables who served the 21st Senatorial District for 26 years received many awards, lifetime memberships to several groups and many other tributes at the Laurel Fire Hall before a crowd of 400 people who came from all over the state to honor the senator.


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