Jackson To Be Honoured As Official American Legend
The ultimate tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON is to be debated before the House of Representatives - a resolution declaring the King of Pop an "American legend".
Appearing at the late star's memorial in Los Angeles on Tuesday (07Jul09) and representing the U.S. House of Representatives and the Congressional Black Caucus, Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced Resolution 600 would be presented to politicians this week (ends10Jul09).
She told the cheering masses at the Staples Center, "It claims Michael Jackson as an American Legend and musical icon, a world humanitarian (and) someone who will be honoured forever and forever and forever and forever and forever."
She concluded her stirring speech by stating, "We are the world and we are better because Michael Joseph Jackson lived... Michael Jackson, I salute you."