Paying tribute to America’s veterans, Presidential hopeful Herman Cain teams up with highly decorated Colonel Michael Steele to offer a powerful and moving message to the men, women, and families of our armed services.
Colonel Steele was the company commander of the Third Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, during Operation Gothic Serpent, the basis for the book and subsequent movie, “Blackhawk Down.”
Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
From the Berlin Wall to Mogadishu to Iraq, Colonel Steele has served his country well, and Herman Cain is honored to have a friendship with a man so respected and decorated as the Colonel. Please join us in honoring our proud and heroic Veterans on this and every day.
Thank-you and God bless all our servicemen and women, and God bless America.
And thank you to the West Point Glee Club who accompanied Trace on this song. If you don’t need a tissue while watching this video, you don’t have a soul. God bless our men and women who have served, and continue to provide us the freedoms we so often take for granted.
And a BIG thank you to Trace Adkins. Love you, man.
Excellent rant, Col. Peters! Tonight on Scoreboard with David Asman, military analyst Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) was on to give his take on the latest WikiLeaks document dump, and has some pretty choice words for everyone involved. The title to this video should give you a good hint… it’s enough fun for EVERYONE!
Now that we know how Col. Peters feels, I’ll just give you my input that I think Julian’s surname is perfect: Ass-ange. Hopefully, if he’s arrested and tried for treason, I hope he gets some sweet, sweet “Bruno” ass-AGE in prison. Puny little whiney prick. Thanks for nothing, you dumbass. You didn’t exactly expose anything that a lot of folks didn’t already think to themselves or whisper in private company, but putting it all in print for all the world to see just gives all of our allies (however many we have left after this) all the more reason to never EVER trust us again.
So how’s that gonna work with the Obama hopey-changey, the-world-will-love-us-again thingy? In two words? It won’t. Not that Obama had engendered any swell feelings between our existing allies and us, this certainly won’t make things any better.
Today on FNC’s America Live, Megyn Kelly had Army Capt. Scotty Smiley and his wife Tiffany on the show to talk about his truly heroic story, from tragedy to triumph. You see, Capt. Smiley is making history – he’s the first ever totally blind Soldier to serve on active duty. If this lovely couple doesn’t give you hope, then you have no feelings.
Captain Scotty Smiley, a Ranger and combat-diver qualified infantryman, was the Army’s first active-duty, blind officer and its first blind company commander. On April 6, 2005, he lost use of both eyes when a suicide car bomber blew himself up thirty meters in front of Scotty’s Stryker vehicle. Since that day, Scotty Smiley has surfed in Hawaii, skied in Vail, skydived, climbed Mount Rainier, completed a triathlon, and graduated from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with his MBA. The Army Times named Captain Smiley its Soldier of the Year in 2007, and in 2008 he won an ESPY as the world’s Best Outdoor Athlete. Scotty, a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, recently taught the core course in leadership at West Point and now commands the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point’s Keller Army Medical Center.
At focus tonight was the upcoming “Weekend for Heroes” event, where wounded warriors from Walter Reed are brought down to Ground Zero to see the progress of the projects, some to see the actual site for the first time, and just to get an up-close look and feel at what the site will look like in the future.
Spotlighted were two brave veterans. The first one is Army Cpl. Kendra Coleman, who was in Afghanistan and lost her left leg to an IED while on patrol. Cpl. Coleman is an MP and Paratrooper, and she is anxious to get back to Afghanistan with the rest of her unit in whatever capacity she can. Also shown was Army Lt. Frederick Simpson, who was shot in the left leg during a firefight with the Taliban at the AfPak border in 2005. He was seeing the Ground Zero site in person for the first time, as well, and they both were motivated to join the military after the 9/11 attacks.