Thank you to all who have served.
On this holiday, I wanted to pay to tribute to those who’ve served in our military. Without their sacrifices, the freedoms we take for granted could be lost. These young men and women don the uniform of their military branch, leave their families behind, and often go into foreign lands to fight.
Many men and women have sacrificed for our freedoms over the years. We owe them a debt of gratitude.
I’ve had the unique honor to hear three American Heroes speak. Their stories are inspirational and heart-wrenching at the same time.
Lt. Scott O’Grady, the pilot on whom the movie Behind Enemy Lines was based. I heard Mr. O’Grady speak, then watched the movie, which was nothing like the true story. If he is ever speaking near you, I urge you to attend and hear this unique story of survival.
Chad Williams, he served on Seal Teams one and seven for five years. He has a book out, Seal of God. His story is very inspirational and worth the time to hear.
Keni Thomas, he served as a Ranger in the 3rd Ranger Battalion as part of an elite special operations packages called Task Force Ranger. This unit became engaged in an eighteen hour fire-fight. Nineteen Americans died and 78 were wounded. Keni was awarded the Bronze Star of Valor for his actions that day. The book and movie, Black Hawk Down was based on the battle of Mogadishu.
In addition to speaking engagements, Keni is also an accomplished Country Music artist.
Since our country our began, soldiers have fought and died both here and abroad to keep us free. May God bless and protect all who currently serve in our military and comfort the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I pray the wounded warriors will find peace and purpose. May we never forget the sacrifices made for our freedom.