Annual recognition for the 29 men lost on Lake Superior November 10, 1975

Annual recognition for the 29 men lost on Lake Superior November 10, 1975

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Sean Bailey started this petition to President Donald J. Trump

President Trump,

As the great Gordon Lightfoot once wrote, "The ship was the pride of the American side coming back from some mill in Wisconsin." One fateful day 43 years ago, 29 men never returned home. While a song written by Gordon Lightfoot is a considerable tribute, it's not the tribute these men deserve. That's why we're petitioning for November 10th to annually become a national day of remembrance for the 29 brave souls who lost their life when the gales of November came early.

The Midwest is often referred to as flyover country; it's a derogatory tone meant to belittle the hardworking men and women of this area of the country as less than worthy of our consideration. By not honoring these men, it only exacerbates that mentality. These were the men:

Michael Armagost, Frederick Beetcher, Thomas Bentsen, Edward Bindon, Thomas Borgeson, Oliver Champeau, Nolan Church, Ransom Cundy, Thomas Edwards, Russell Haskell, George Holl, Bruce Hudson, Allen Kalmon, Gordon MacLellan, Joseph Mazes, John McCarthey, Captain Ernest McSorley, Eugene O'Brien, Karl Peckol, John Poviach, James Pratt, Robert Rafferty, Paul Riippa, John Simmons, William Spengler, Mark Thomas, David Weiss, and Blaine Wilhelm

Again, I think Gordon Lightfoot said it best; "fellas, it's been good to know ya."

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