Paul LePage on Homeland Security
Wreaths Across America: thank our men and women in uniform
I ask that we all take a moment to remember, recognize and thank our men and women in uniform. Recently, Ann and I had the opportunity to go down to Arlington National Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America trip. As I walked through rows and rows of
tombstones, marking the final resting place of our fallen American heroes, I remembered one simple truth: These individuals paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations had the opportunity to pursue their piece of the American Dream.
It is a dream we cherish and the freedom that marks our lives is so rare for the rest of the world.
The American experience represents a unique moment in time. We must not abandon it! If each and every one of our elected officials visited
Arlington, they might realize the political battles we wage are meaningless in comparison to the blood that's been shed to protect our American Dream.
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Maine Legislature
, Feb 5, 2013
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