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Remembrance for Paul and Sheila Wellstone on 10th Anniversary of Plane Crash to be Held in Eveleth

October 25th is the 10th anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila Wellstone, their daughter Marcia Wellstone Markuson and Wellstone campaign staffers Tom Lapic, Mary McEvoy and Will McLaughlin. This fall, three remembrance events are planned to honor their lives and remember their legacy.

In Press release, issued from Eveleth.

On Thursday, October 25th, a remembrance for Paul and Sheila Wellstone will be held at the site of the plane crash in Eveleth, MN, where supporters, colleagues, family and friends will gather to remember the Wellstones, celebrate their lives and honor their legacies.

WHAT:                    10th Anniversary Remembrance Event to Honor the Lives of Paul and Sheila Wellstone

WHEN:                    1pm, Thursday, October 25,2012

WHERE:                  Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site

US Highway 53 on Bodas Road

Eveleth, Minnesota

WHO:                       Supporters, family and friends

The event is open to the public with RSVP. Media is requested to RSVP to

Following Thursday’s remembrance, a third event honoring the lives of the Wellstones will take place on November 28th in Washington, DC. Further details about this event will be released in thecoming weeks.

The events are being organized by Wellstone Action, which was founded by Paul and Sheila Wellstone’s two surviving sons, David and Mark, with members of Senator Wellstone’s campaign staff, in order to continue Paul and Sheila Wellstone’s work to bring back a politics that is about improving people’s lives. Today, Wellstone Action is the largest training center for progressives in the nation, with over 55,000 alumni, 350 partners across the country, 500 progressive candidates to elective office and 3,000 winning campaigns.

For the 10th anniversary, the Wellstone Action website has been redesigned to honor the life and legacy of Paul and Sheila Wellstone. The site includes a space for friends, supporters and colleagues of Paul and Sheila Wellstone to write tributes in their memory. The website also features an extensive archive including biographies, speeches, news articles and other information on the Wellstones’ legacy.



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