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The Enshrinement Of Frank Lautenberg

It has been said that timing is everything in life; well timing certainly played a part in today’s article. When I think of World War II – which I consider the most significant event of the 20th century – the day that comes to my mind is June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day. For most Americans it is December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day. I prefer to remember the day that spelled the beginning of the end for the Axis powers to the day that caused America’s entry into the war. Monday New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg died. He was the last veteran of World War II still serving in the Senate. Therefore, for the first time in my lifetime no veteran of the war won by America’s greatest generation is in the Senate on the anniversary of D-Day. That is but a small part of the Lautenberg legacy for which today we enshrine him in the Progressive Hall of Fame. Frank Lautenberg lived the American dream, facilitated by one of the great progressive programs of the 20th century while never forgetting where he came from and spending much of his life giving back to the country he served and loved. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Frank Lautenberg