Biden Extols Mondale as ‘One of the Great Giants of American History’

President Biden paid tribute to Walter F. Mondale, his former colleague in the Senate who went on to transform the office of vice president and died in 2021.

President Biden paid tribute on Sunday to former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, hailing “one of the great giants of American history

who inspired him and many other Americans to believe in public service even in dark times.

Mr. Biden flew to Minneapolis for a memorial service that had been postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic to honor

Mr. Mondale, a friend of five decades and colleague from their days in the Senate who died in his sleep in April 2021 at age 93.

“It’s up to each of us to reflect that light that Fritz was all about, to reflect Fritz’s goodness and grace, the way he made people feel,

Just imagine what our nation could achieve if we followed Fritz’s example of honor

decency, integrity, literally just a service for the common good. There would be nothing