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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day 2005 Monologue

This is a monologue from Veteran's Day, 2005 back when I was the afternoon drive guy on the station formerly known as "Supertalk 930, WKY."  Today, the station's format is Mexican cantina music.

If you enjoy your freedoms, thank a veteran, not a politician or elected official.  Regardless of what they tell you, very few actually do support our veterans and even fewer have ever stood a post.  It's the veteran who protects your freedoms, who swears an oath to defend the Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic and when they do, they lay their lives on the line and immediately put themselves in harm's way.

Thank the families of veterans who struggle, who worry and pray about their loved ones who are on the front lines of the fight for freedom.  Pray and support the families who have actually lost loved ones in this fight to preserve our experiment in self-government.

I remember when Westboro Baptist Church decided to show up to a funeral in Central Oklahoma of a fallen service member.  We rallied our troops, held a fundraiser that same day for the Blue Star Moms at Johnnie's and the people of Central Oklahoma showed up in unbelievable numbers to support the family as they withstood not only the loss of their son, but the attacks of a bunch of people who will never "get it."