Last weekend, the Daughters of the American Revolution presented me with their Medal of Honor. It was quite a surprise to be greeted by family, friends and co-workers. It seems everyone knew but me. My wife said I would be speaking to a group at Gonzaga and I needed to dress up. They asked me to talk about selfless service and what it meant to me. I was able to speak about being raised in a Christian family and being taught the meaning and importance of life. I then spoke about making a decision to join the Army and being taught what living selflessly meant to others and how it should also have a meaning and importance on my life. During my short time served over seas in Iraq I realized the sacrifices so many had made for our freedoms at home.
I was then asked to stand to the side as my old football Coach, John Morgan, whom I greatly respect shared humbling words about me. The DAR then blessed me with their highest award, the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor. They have been serving our country since 1890, promoting patriotism, preserving American history and promoting higher education. This non-profit group of women are direct descendants of Patriots of the American Revolution. It was a humbling and honorable award. I thank the Daughters of the American Revolution and all that they do for our great County.