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Senate Proceeding on Sep 28th, 2010 :: 0:58:05 to 1:02:34
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House Clerk: celebrate his dedicated service

Susan Collins

0:58:05 to 1:02:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

0:58:06 to 0:58:26( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: to our nation, to his beloved state and to the united states senate. my thoughts and prayers remain with the stevens family and with the families of the others who perished in that heartbreaking accident.

Susan Collins

0:58:27 to 0:58:47( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: madam president, in 1999 senator stevens was named alaskan of the century. it was a fitting tribute to a man though not alaskan by birth became one with every ounce of his spirit, energy, and

Susan Collins

0:58:48 to 0:59:09( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: determination. in 1953, with his heroic military service just behind him and fresh out of law school, he drove from washington, d.c., to fairbanks, alaska, in the middle the winter to begin his first job in his new profession.

Susan Collins

0:59:10 to 0:59:30( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: he soon was appointed u.s. attorney and quickly established a reputation as a courageous and diligent prosecutor. returning to washington three years later too accept a position in the department of the interior, he took on the

Susan Collins

0:59:31 to 0:59:51( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: cause of alaskan statehood as the cau in 1979, his relentless efforts were rewarded with success. he serve with distinction in the brand-new alaskan state legislature and he joined the

Susan Collins

0:59:52 to 1:00:13( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: senate nine years later. in this city, in washington, he was known as "mr. alaska," but back home he was simply uncle ted. his devotion to his constituents in matters marge and small and -- in matters large and small and in all corners of that vast

Susan Collins

1:00:14 to 1:00:34( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: state was unsurpassed. let me return for a moment to his military service, for i believe it offers a clear view of his character and his patriotism. in 1942, with america plunged

Susan Collins

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Susan Collins: into war, ted volunteered to become a naval aviator, but he was rejected due to problems with his vision. rather than admit defeat, he embarked on a course of rigorous eye exercises and earned his way into the army air corps, scoring

Susan Collins

1:00:56 to 1:01:16( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: near the top of his training class. his assignment: to fly cargo over the towering himalayas to the legendary tigers was extraordinarily dangerous. his valor earned him two distinguished flying crosses and

Susan Collins

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Susan Collins: two air medals as well as military honors from the government of the nationalist china. as in all things, lieutenant ted stevens let no obstacle bar his way. i was privileged to work alongside this extraordinary

Susan Collins

1:01:39 to 1:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: senator on the senate's homeland security committee on every issue, senator stevens demonstrated great knowledge and commitment to protecting our nation and our people. as just one example, he was instrumental in the passage of the safe ports act of 2006 to

Susan Collins

1:02:01 to 1:02:22( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: secure the seaports that are so essential to our nation's prosperity and security. mr. president, alaska and maine are separated by a great many miles, but our two states have much in common, including

Susan Collins

1:02:23 to 1:02:34( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: spectacle scenery and rug l self-reliant people -- and rugged self-reliant people. our states also share a connection to the sea that is central to our history and our

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