Monday, July 03, 2006

Honoring Heroes

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Happy Birthday America! I want to thank all those who have, and now are, serving our nation, putting themselves in peril so that all of us can enjoy the fruits of their labor and sacrifice. I try to never take the freedom we enjoy for granted, but mostly, I fall short of that goal. It's so easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of everyday life that we tend to forget what we have and why we have it. So many have bled and died so that we can gather with our families and friends and have our BBQ's at the beach. The least we can do is to remember their service and sacrifice once a year on Independence Day, the birthday of the greatest country ever devised. Regardless of your political persuasion, I think we can all agree that the real heroes that are deserving of our admiration don't wear jock straps or cinematic make-up, or sing into microphones; they are the millions of unsung, regular folks who stepped forward and saved our Republic every time it's been threatened and in so doing, saved the world from evil. These same unsung heroes continue to fight the forces of unspeakable evil today and as they have done in the past, they will do it again and save this world from the insanity of Islamo-fascism that wants nothing but to destroy it. As Bill Bennett says in his latest book, America is the last best hope for the world. We are the greatest country ever to exist and I'm glad and grateful that there have been, and continue to be those who are willing to acknowledge that and fight for it.

Thank you and God Bless America!