I’m proud to be an American and even prouder that my father, step-father, step-sister and my nephews have, and or are, serving our country. I want to take this chance to thank each of you for your unwavering dedication, your faithfulness and loyalty, your willingness to sacrifice even though it means being away from those you love, in order to give your life to serve our country.
I believe we as Americans have less freedom than we had before but that’s not because you haven’t given it your all to protect and to try to preserve America as it was when we truly were the land of the free. It is not through any fault of yours that we as Americans are losing our liberties. I will continue to love this nation and pray for our leaders because obviously they need our prayers more than anyone else at the moment.
Today, I give pause to thank not only those in my family who have and who are serving in this time of war and conflict, but to each and every Veteran who earned the title Veteran. Americans owe you much more than we give in return. Our leaders owe you much more than they give in return. You believed in our nation enough to fight for it and the freedom we once had and I would hope that despite how things are playing out, and anyone who reads the Bible knows the outcome of what will be and what is to be, that you would still have made the choice to defend America, our land that was once free.