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Tue May 28, 2019, 06:02 PM

 

Pete Buttigieg Honors Fallen Comrades on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day this year, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg remembered injured and fallen comrades who served with him in Afghanistan.

The mayor of South Bend, Ind., returned to his hometown Monday for a wreath-laying ceremony. There, the former Naval intelligence officer delivered remarks on how the federal holiday, which honors fallen members of the military, transcended politics.

"I'm thinking of folks I've served with who were killed or injured and the sacrifice that they made and that the fact that there's no real way to justify the fact that I came back and they didn't, other than that I can do everything in my power to live a life that's worthy of what it took in order to make it possible to be here at home," Buttigieg said.

"Some ask whether it is inappropriate for us to go about American life, to attend baseball games and spend time with our family at cookouts on a day like this," he said. "I believe it is appropriate, because it is normal, in order to make this life available to us, that so deep of a price was paid by so many," he continued. "But it is fitting that we stop and honor all of those that made that sacrifice, from the most recent losses in the global war on terror and other conflicts, to the very first blood spilled in the American Revolution."

Buttigieg also encouraged supporters to take a moment away from politics to honor those who served and lost their lives for America. “Memorial Day is set aside for remembering the war dead of this country,” he wrote on Twitter. “It's important for us to pause, step aside, and honor the sacrifice that makes American life possible.”

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Tue May 28, 2019, 06:26 PM

1. As usual, Buttigieg gets to the heart of the matter with grace and style.

 

Just consider what it would be like to have someone in our White House who can speak with such clarity and honesty.

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Tue May 28, 2019, 07:33 PM

2. yes, this is exactly it

 

Class act all the way.
And he also has this special gift of being able to speak hard truths in a disarming way. The kind of style that could simultaneously play hardball, but also lift us up, and get the attention of people who have not been listening up to now.
He also seems wise and deeply thoughtful, beyond his years.
With every day that goes by, I'm ever more impressed by him, and ever more sure that he is the man for this time.
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