Senator Ray Scott: 2018 Memorial Day Tribute

Take a Knee for he Cause of Freedom

Thank you Senator Ray Scott for these beautiful remarks at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery commemoration.

“WE ARE HERE TODAY TO HONOR ALL THOSE THAT SERVED AND MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, AND TO ALL THOSE STILL SERVING AS WE SHOULD EVERYDAY…NOT JUST TODAY… WE ALSO NEED TO HONOR THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST SO MUCH, YOU DESERVE PEACE AND GRACE.

IT CONCERNS ME DEEPLY THAT IN THESE DAYS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS THAT SOME FEEL IT NECESSARY TO LOOK AT OUR FLAG AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A CONDUIT FOR DIVISIVENESS AND PROTEST. MY MESSAGE TO THOSE PEOPLE IS PLEASE FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO USE AS YOUR PLATFORM. THE BRAVE SOULS WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PROTEST DESERVE BETTER.

IF YOU MUST TAKE A KNEE FOR SOMETHING PLEASE TAKE A KNEE FOR THIS CAUSE; DO IT FOR A SOLDIER, DO IT FOR A MOTHER WHO LOST A SON OR DAUGHTER, DO IT FOR A BROTHER OR SISTER OF A FALLEN VETERAN, DO IT FOR A FATHER WHO WILL NEVER SEE HIS CHILD AGAIN. DON’T DO IT FOR SOME CAUSE THAT DISHONORS THESE VETERANS WHO DIED PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS.

TO YOU YOUNG PEOPLE OUT THERE, LOOK AROUND. AND LOOK AT EACH BRILLIANT WHITE HEADSTONE. GO TAKE A KNEE NEXT TO ONE OF THOSE AND TOUCH THE HEADSTONE AND THANK GOD FOR THE SACRIFICE THAT VETERAN MADE FOR YOU. FEEL THE POWER OF YOUR FREEDOM, YOUR FUTURE AND THE PEACE WE HAVE HERE IN THE GREATEST COUNTRY EVER CREATED.

FOR ALL THOSE HERE TODAY, THIS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE TODAY SHOULD BE A REMINDER OF ALL THAT’S GOOD IN OUR COUNTRY. REMIND YOURSELVES EACH DAY THAT EVERYTHING YOU HOLD DEAR, ALL THE DREAMS YOUR CHILDREN HAVE, THE MATERIAL THINGS YOU HAVE, YOUR PERSONAL WEALTH, HAS BEEN FULFILLED BY THE SACRIFICE OF THOSE BURIED HERE AND BY EVERY VETERAN SERVING OUR COUNTRY TODAY. THEY HAVE PROTECTED YOUR FREEDOM AND YOUR LIFE. THEY DESERVE YOUR RESPECT

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS ALL VETERANS AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

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