Tea Party Salutes Nation’s Veterans
On November 11, Americans nationwide will commemorate the millions of their fellow countrymen who have put their own lives at risk in defense of this country. In honor of our veterans, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, issued the following statement:
Thomas Jefferson said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Most of that patriot blood was shed by our veterans, the men and women who took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
American veterans are a breed apart. Living veterans represent less than 10-percent of the entire population yet this cadre of professionals served and fought to defend the values we cherish most, doing so with distinction and honor. They showed the courage of their convictions, leaving their homes and families to serve in distant, dangerous places, all because they believed in the promise of America.
On Veterans Day, we pause to remember the sacrifices of the soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Coast Guardsmen who chose a selfless path of service so that we may enjoy lives of comfort, safety and liberty. We salute these men and women, and their families, in appreciation for all they have done.