Yesterday Jack Kemp was awarded the medal of freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
He was once quoted as saying:
“Pro football gave me a good perspective. When I entered the political arena, I had already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded, and hung in effigy.”
He was no whiner and he certainly could give many of our current politicians a few lessons in patriotism.
“What distinguishes me as an American is willing to what you all are doing – engage in ideas – engage in argument – engage in dissent – engage in the fierce battle of a liberal democracy.”
What distinguishes you? How will history remember you, even if it is only your family history. Stories told by your grandchildren. Will your legacy be stories of grandma/grandpa sitting on the couch and telling stories or your involvement in the Country that they now live in?
Will your legacy be fighting for your/their freedoms or living during the time we watched our/their freedoms taken away?