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Political figures lead Workers Memorial ceremony

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Shilling, Kabat, Medinger speak at yearly ceremony in La Crosse
The end of April is a time for people who died while on the job to be remembered by loved ones.
La Crosse conducted its annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, at a gazebo near the 7th Street boat landing.
State Senator Jennifer Shilling spoke about her parents and five other people who were murdered in 1993 during a robbery at her family's restaurant near Chicago, and urged the public to recommit itself to protecting workers.
Current La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat read a proclamation for the day, and former Mayor John Medinger spoke about the history of the event, and of the memorial gazebo at Green Island.
Dozens of crosses bearing the names of people who died in the workplace were planted near the gazebo at Friday's ceremony.
Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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