Friday, December 02, 2005

Other Parents Deserve a Platform Too...

It doesn't seem right that Cindy Sheehan gets a book deal and agrees to speak at a Communist newspaper when so many parents and families that strongly disagree with her actions and are proud of their children's/husband's/wife’s sacrifice are not heard (not to mention there are actual writers that have yet to get a book deal).

Here is a letter of the father of a fallen Marine --He deserves a say too:

"Fellow Americans:
I'm so very proud of my son who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He knew the mission was important, and he understood that the war in Iraq was central to the war on terrorism.

Sadly, my son (Lance Cpl. Michael Jason Williams) lost his life in combat in this war. My life changed forever when I got a knock at my door, informing me that Michael had been killed in action. My son is my hero.

As a father, I can't tell you what a gut-wrenching blow it was, and still is. Not a day goes by I don't think about my child. But the Anti-American, anti-war crowd that pretends to 'support the military, but not the mission' are a pack of liars.

Some people, like Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore, have tried to exploit the death of Michael and others who lost their lives in Iraq, in order that they might advance their far left political agenda.

If we don't stand up to the Cindy Sheehans, Michael Moore's and the politicians who are using Michael's death to further their agenda of undermining our Commander-in-Chief, then Michael Jason William's devotion to this great country will be rendered meaningless.

I know from bitter experience. I am a Vietnam veteran.

I don't know what is so hard for the people in today's anti-war movement to understand. Radical Islamic Extremists are determined to kill Americans and destroy our way of life.

In Iraq the terrorist insurgency is led by a fellow named Zarqawi, his position is the leader of "Al Qaeda in Iraq" yet the anti-war crowd marches through our streets proclaiming that the war in Iraq has nothing to do with the war against terrorism.

Well, I've had enough of the misguided, anti-military and even anti-American rhetoric from the anti-war crowd. They seem to be rooting for our enemies more than our own troops at times.

So I've decided to help fight back.

I've leant my voice and my story - and the story of my son's sacrifice for his nation - to Move America Forward, for them to use in a national radio ad campaign.

You can hear the ad here: Move America Forward Ad

Thank you for reading my letter.

Sincerely Yours,
Joseph Williams Vacaville, California (source)

Move America Forward has given voice to many proud military families who won't be getting NYT articles, ABC segments or book deals. This is a great site.

"From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli ..."
In Honor and Memoriam: Lance Cpl. Michael Jason Williams

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