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U.S. Senate honors hockey legend Gordie Howe

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The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution honoring the life and career of Detroit Red Wings Legend Gordie Howe.

Howe, how was affectionately know as "Mr. Hockey" died on Friday, June 10th. His funeral was held on Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.

The resolution passed today was introduced by Michigan's two U.S. Senators, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.

“Gordie Howe’s excellence on the ice inspired players and fans everywhere and was equally matched by his contribution to the sport, our state, and the City of Detroit off the ice,” said Senator Stabenow. “

 “I join all Michiganders in mourning the loss of Gordie Howe and remembering his contributions to Michigan. While he may no longer be with us, his spirit, grit and love for the game will be forever enshrined as the core of the Detroit Red Wings,” said Peters.

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