Rice To Grits

....The Motivational Story Of Jason Robertson

Jason Robertson
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
      -Ronald Reagan
“For those who fought for it, Freedom has a taste that the protected will never know”
      -Anonymous Veteran

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Vietnam taught us that we are to hate the war but love the soldier? It’s not about whether the polls say we are for the war or against it. The soldiers need to know that we are supporting our troops. Lets’ learn from Vietnam and support our men and women. Let’s welcome them home with a Thank You!

What was supposed to be a routine visit to speak to an elementary class became a pivotal moment in my life. I was so humbled by the profound gratitude by a teacher, who at a young age lost her father due to the Vietnam War. I thought about the healing and restoration that had just occurred in her life and mine. I thought about the multitudes of people that had been affected by the Vietnam War. What about those families of today’s war? Will they have to wait thirty years before they get a thank you from someone whose life was changed because of the sacrifice of their loved one? I pray not.

Some day other orphans, like me, or grateful families will come along and say “Thank you veterans, for affording us the opportunity to live a life of freedom and experience a better way of life.” I want Americans to hear a positive story from the Vietnam War. The intentions of this book is not to change people’s mind about why the Vietnam War was fought, but to let them know that good was done in the midst of all the chaos regardless of the outcome. Neither was this book written to sway the reader to stand for or against the war in Iraq. Instead it is a story of encouragement and appreciation to all who have served, and are currently serving our country. It’s to let the reader know how blessed we are to live in such a free country.

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