By By Shalise Manza Young, Boston Globe
Roger Goodell was touched by UMass Lowell’s decision to honor his father, who lost his re-election bid in 1970 in part because of his decision to deviate from his party’s stance on the Vietnam War.
“My father had the courage to stick to his principles, no matter what the consequences,’’ Goodell told the graduates. “People may not know that initially he supported the Vietnam War. He always supported our troops. But over time he listened, listened to students like you. I want you to know that your voice is important.
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