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Got -- erupted by some raindrops.
The president called on a couple of US Marines to hold an umbrella over them.
I'm sure the Marines were willing and ready to do whatever the commander in chief requested.
I couldn't help but cringe.
At the command for Marines to keep the president dry.
But it's true the president's been rained down over a growing series of scandals but instead of the president calling in the Marines to protect him from rain.
I wish he called an end to protect our ambassador and in Gaza.
Unseemly about having Marines holed an umbrella a task easily assigned to any White House -- In fact it might have been a great opportunity for the president assembly request the umbrella and hold himself.
Our military is called upon to risked their lives Faris and many do just that.
They're called upon to take on the toughest task that even exist on this planet.
And it would appear that sometimes the most menial tasks -- Kind of beneath their training is warriors yet sadly many of these heroes who come home face another enemy.
The demons of post traumatic stress disorder and a federal bureaucracy that makes our veterans wait to get treated.
122 suicides a day among veterans.
-- time we put this issue front and center.
I recently had the incredible privilege of serving as emcee of an event to honor recipients of the congressional medal of honor.
Of the eighty living medal of honor recipients twelve of them were at the event.
I gotta tell -- I stand and all of these living and true American heroes.
Ordinary -- called upon.
To do extraordinary things putting their lives in the path of bullets and bombs in order to save others.
They're gallantry is the stuff of which movies are made.
If you Americans could even name one medal of honor recipient.
We live in a culture of celebrities.
Sports celebrities music celebrities movie celebrities even political celebrities.
And there are some people who are famous for just being famous.
But while celebrities might sell tickets and CDs and sign autographs and pose for photos.
Being a celebrity isn't being a hero.
Heroes aren't necessarily famous.
But I sure wish they work.
I wish the real American heroes who have received the congressional medal of honor were famous.
And that every kid in this entire country knew their names and had posters of them on their wall.
I wish that we put supreme value on the unselfish people who risk their lives for the rest of us.
Instead of just people who simply.
Don't get me wrong look I I don't begrudge the people who entertain us.
I just don't believe they're heroes.
Those who serve in uniform.
Those are heroes.
-- this Memorial Day weekend I hope you take a moment to get on your needs closure -- And say a prayer of thanks for those whose names you may not know but whose actions gave you freedom.
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