Veterans Day Message: Military Order of Purple Heart Commander J. Patrick Little
To all our Veterans:
On this designated day Oath Keepers wishes to thank each and every one of you Veterans for your service to our country and to the American people. You have our undying Salute! and eternal gratitude. Oath Keepers is proud of you.
The Commander of the Congressionally founded Military Order of the Purple Heart, J. Patrick Little, has sent out a letter which I would like to post to all our readers here at Oath Keepers. Salutes go to my friend and Brother, Viet Nam Veteran and holder of the Purple Heart, “Pancho”, for sending this one in.
My Fellow Patriots:
As your National Commander, I am proud of each and every Patriot member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and I salute you for your loyal and valiant service to this great nation. Veterans Day is a special day, set aside for all Americans to reflect on the many sacrifices and the great achievements of the brave men and women who have defended our freedom. For those of us who bear the scars of war, this day has special meaning and sentiment.
Unlike Memorial Day, when we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, this day honors the many other veterans who gave their all, but were able to return to their homes and their families. At home, they continue to serve and contribute to making their communities a better place to live. I urge all Americans to pause today to pay respect those veterans in your family, your community, and other friends by thanking them for their service and sacrifice. If possible, take time to visit with our sick and disabled veterans and assure them that they will not be forgotten. For me, Veterans Day has always been a day of reflection –it’s the day that I allow myself to go back to my days in Viet Nam, and remember and pay tribute to those special men and women with whom I served.
President Reagan once summed it up nicely when he said, “The blessings of liberty which our ancestors secured for us, and which we still enjoy, are ours only because, in each generation, there have been men and women willing to bear the hardships and sacrifices of serving in the military forces we need to preserve our freedom. These fine men and women have not sought glory for themselves, but peace and freedom for all. They exemplify the spirit that has preserved us as a great Nation, and they deserve our recognition for everything they have done. With a spirit of pride and gratitude, we honor and remember our veterans today.”
J. Patrick Little
Oath Keepers cherishes every Veteran member in our ranks. You are truly the “Guardians of the Republic”. We not only thank you for your service, we also thank you for *continuing* to serve even now that you are no longer on active duty. You are the stuff of which America’s greatness consists. But for you, America would be lost. Thank you for keeping the candle burning through every storm we’ve faced since 1775, and for continuing to stand as America’s testament to the world that on our land, in our country, men and women of courage will stand and fight for freedom. We fight onward even today as we seek to restore a stolen government to it Constitutional roots, and we at Oath Keepers salute your courage to fight this good fight on behalf of all Americans. Ooorah!
Elias Alias, editor