Veteran’s days are a very special day for the Adame family. My Father Johnnie Adame was a Korean War veteran, My Father-in-law, The Reverend Thomas Ortiz is also a Korean War veteran and a Purple Heart recipient.
I am a Vietnam Veteran and served almost four years in Iraq as a civilian.
My son Billy is a Iraq Combat veteran who was critically wounded in a Battle with Iraqi insurgents in 2006. My youngest son Benjamin, also a combat veteran, served 15 months in Iraq and 12 Afghanistan and my eldest son Paul is a veteran of 5 years in the Air Force. The Adame’s are well acquainted and represented in military service to our Country.
We cherish the ideals which represent America and really believe the principles which we represent across the globe.
I am determined to ensure that America remembers the sacrifice of those we have sent to foreign lands to fight for the ideals all Americans hold close in their hearts. Our obligation to those men and women in uniform cannot and must not be diminished by budgetary, or political considerations. Our duty them is as sacred to us as their duty and oath to our U.S. Constitution is to them.
We remember them on this Veterans day; the wounded, the dead, the hurt, the moms and dads, brothers and sisters, family members and friends. On Veterans day we are all family who have been touched by a veteran somewhere and sometime in our life.
We must never forget our obligations to these brave men and women and must ensure that every one of our elected officials do not forget either.
Veterans Day is also a day to pray for peace on earth and a end to the senseless death and destruction brought about by war. God Bless America and her veterans.