Sometimes we forget the sacrifices of working men and women from earlier generations. The Ludlow Massacre is one of those events that many of us probably overlook. In 1914, the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners killing 45-50 people (conflicting numbers), some of whom were Mexican-American and a majority of whom were women and children. Colorado Senator Ken Salazar plans to introduce legislation to make the site of the conflict a National Historic Landmark. I commend Senator Salazar for doing this. My grandfather, a union member, worked for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, one of the companies targeted in the Ludlow strike, some forty years after this tragic event for 20+ years.