Saturday, November 11, 2006

Oregon for Feingold launches on Veterans Day

On November 11th of 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared Armistice Day, thus ending the First World War. In his proclamation, President Wilson said:
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nation.
Today, Senator Feingold issued this statement:
Today, we remember those who have protected our country and the freedoms that we cherish. Our veterans and their families have made great personal sacrifices, and their contributions have touched all of our lives. As we welcome home a new generation of veterans serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are reminded of how much these brave men and women, and the veterans who came before them, have done for our country. We must ensure that their heroic service, which is much lauded during times of conflict, is not forgotten once the battles have ended and our troops come home. On Veterans Day, and throughout the year, let us continue to honor America's brave veterans and their families.
Of the 2,842 casualties in Iraq, 46 of Oregon's sons and daughters have been killed (source: icasualties.org). The new Armistice Day is long overdue. I look forward to celebrating the peace under the Feingold Administration.

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