Vice President Walter F. Mondale '56 Eulogized at Memorial Service at Northrop
Vice President Walter F. Mondale '56 was remembered today at a memorial service held at Northrop.
Mondale passed away on April 19, 2021, but the public memorial was delayed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the two-hour service, many prominent speakers reflected on Mondale's life and legacy, including President Joseph R. Biden, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Governor Tim Walz, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, and Mondale's sons, Ted and William.
"Just imagine what our nation could achieve, if we followed Fritz's example of honor, decency, integrity, literally justice the service to the common good," President Biden said. "There would be nothing ... beyond our reach."
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- Leaders, family and friends remember 'Fritz' Mondale (Star Tribune)