As the leftist media continue to criticize traditional American values and attack our men and women in the Armed Forces, stories like this come along and shut them all up.
There is no greater honor than to serve your country. Though some might look down on our soldiers, they pay the highest price to protect our nation.
Take recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache. Originally from Haiti, this young man enrolled in West Point, endured the heavy demands of one of the toughest military schools in the country, and proudly graduated.
But the photo of him at graduation speaks volumes of his commitment to our nation:
The image of this dedicated man quickly went viral. So overwhelmed by the support of his fellow Americans, Idrache has this to say:
I want to thank everyone for your kind and thoughtful comments on this picture. SSG Bryant captured a moment that I will never forget. At this moment, I was overwhelmed with emotions.
Three things came to mind and led to those tears. The first is where I started. I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me.
The second is where I am. Men and women who have preserved the very essence of the human condition stood in that position and took the same oath. Men who preserved the Union in a dark period of this country’s history. Men who scaled the face of adversity and liberated Europe from fascism and nazism. Women like CPT Griest, LT Haver, MAJ Jaster who rewrote the narrative and challenged the status quo to prove themselves worthy of being called Rangers.
The third is my future. Shortly after leave, I will report to FT. Rucker to start flight school. Knowing that one day I will be a pilot is humbling beyond words. I could not help but be flooded with emotions knowing that I will be leading these men and women who are willing to give their all to preserve what we value as the American way of life.
To me, that is the greatest honor. Once again, thank you.”
Idrache talks about joining the military with hopes of getting a free education. He also says he wanted to join because he always admired the American soldier. But above all, the opportunity to fight for the American ideal was his greatest motivation.
Despite what some may say, the Unite States is a county that still inspires people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. It is because of the freedoms our fathers fought and died for that men like Idrache can live and serve.
Source: Independent Journal