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Thanks to shock for the inspiration

With today being Memorial Day across America, most eyes are focused on the ultimate sacrifice that soldiers have given in defense of the USA.

However, I think it is reasonable that we at DKos also take the time to remember those members of our community who have left us either in the last year or previous.

Myself - I remember from way back when Steve Gilliard was a poster here - hard hitting, and unabashedly proud to be liberal.  "We Fight Back" was posted in his masthead after he went out on his own.  (Thanks to the Group News Blog team that keeps his spirit going)

So many days were dark and you wondered if the dawn would ever again come while America writhed and shivered under the pall of the Republican majority of fear and dispair.  Steve cut through that pall like a laser - showing us that there was hope that things could change, but dammit it wasn't going to be easy.  He inspired many to get off their asses and make change a reality

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Others have left us as well (as I read the diaries of DKos members who have left this earth).  I want to remember them as well - and everything they did to help bring the community to where it is today.

Rest in Peace Steve and others who have gone to the big blogparty in the sky.

As we climb the mountain we will eventually reach a peak with a glorious view.  However it will become obvious to us at that point that there are even higher peaks to climb.  Let us remember those before us in giving us strength on our climb.

Originally posted to Thor Heyerdahl on Mon May 26, 2008 at 12:31 PM PDT.

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