The Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame recently held an induction ceremony recognizing 15 Arkansas servicemen. My father, Bobby B. Porter, Major General (deceased) was one of the serviceman who was honored that night.
The room was full of American flags and peopled with folks of every stripe. There was not one mention of the upcoming election, even though there were elected officials involved and in the room. Instead we heard 15 incredible stories of courage, strength, and honor. I could not hold back my tears as the impact of all these deeds had on me personally.
We live as a free citizens in the greatest nation on earth. We are free to love who we choose to love, free to worship how we choose to worship, and free to work in the industry of our choice.
None of these things would be true without the sacrifices of the men and women who serve our country. Their families have also sacrificed. My deepest gratitude to all service men, women and family members living and dead who have gone before us to provide so much.