Like most Americans, you probably never dreamed you’d see the day when your time in our armed forces — as well as the values you enlisted and may even have fought to preserve — would once again be under assault by some of your fellow Americans.
But they are, and by people whose idea of taking a stand is kneeling during the national anthem, burning our beloved flag and tearing down statues of genuine heroes.
The Freedom Foundation sees matters a little differently.
We’re awed by our veterans’ sacrifice and sense of duty — whether they served in war or peace, as an officer or enlisted person, at home or abroad, in a combat or support position and whether they were drafted or volunteered.
To paraphrase Alexis de Tocqueville, America is great because it is good. Our relatively modest military has always outfought — and will always outfight — its enemies because every man and woman in uniform believes this country and its core values are worth fighting and dying for.
Few countries in history could truly say this, and the most important of these values is freedom — that singular commodity the Freedom Foundation fights every single day to preserve.
The willingness of American veterans to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to preserve these principles for future generations can never be taken for granted.
At the Freedom Foundation, we never do. On this Veterans Day, we salute their service.