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Friday, May 28, 2004
 
Memorial Day
On Memorial Day we traditionally take some time to remember and reflect on those soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who have given their lives in service to our country. Sadly, we have 800 more to remember this weekend. The fact that these 800 have given their lives in a senseless battle, begun under false pretenses, which has failed to make the United States safer, is irrelevant.

These men and women fought and died in service to all of us, and they deserve our reverence and respect for that. I will save my anger and derision for the ones who sent them there to die.

Paul Wellstone was not a member of the military, but he fought for all of us, too. He died while trying to continue that fight. This is the first Memorial Day that his grave has been marked.
On the stone:

Wellstone
Mother
Father
Grandparents
Public Servants
U.S. Senator
Dedicated. Loving. Devoted.


Never forget. Keep up the fight. Have a good weekend.
 
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