Move America Forward wants to thank-you so very much for helping to make Troopathon 6 a smashing success!
We raised $340,000 for care packages for our troops serving in the sizzling desert of Afghanistan..and the money is still coming. (Please keep donating, we are still open for business!)
On behalf of the entire staff at MAF, my co-hosts Governor Mike Huckabee, Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee and my new friend Larry O'connor of WMAL and Breitbart.com "tashako"..or thank-you in Pastun.
Arizona Reps. Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon, David Schweikert and Trent Franks will be holding a special select congressional field hearing on Monday afternoon to examine President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Internal Review Service (IRS) overreach.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and state Rep. Brenda Barton will also offer testimony at the hearing. “The hearing is for the purpose of taking testimony from constituents in regard to any problems or concerns they have with the IRS or the EPA. Witnesses will also offer testimony on the impact a closure of the Navajo Generating Station would have on Arizona,” a news release describing the hearing stated. “These issues not only impact Arizonans but also are part of nationwide issues.”
Gosar told Breitbart News that he is hoping members of Congress around the country follow the lead of him and his fellow members and have similar hearings like this on abuses by the Obama administration in the near future. “I hope that this hearing is just the first of its kinda around the nation,” Gosar said in an email. “Taxpayers and businesses deserve better than the bullying and intimidation that the Obama administration has allowed to become common place.”
Gosar added that the hearing is an opportunity for members of Congress to hear from real Americans outside the Washington, D.C., beltway.
"Don't tread on Arizona Mr. President,” Gosar said. “This hearing will expose how the continued War on the West is affecting our nation as a whole."
The hearing starts at 4 p.m. Arizona time, or 7 p.m. eastern time and will be held in Prescott, Arizona, at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Campus. It is open to the public, but will also be live-streamed online.
When you think of our troops who are fighting for our freedoms, what comes to mind? Courage, honor, bravery, determination, and selfless sacrifice are just a few words that I think of to try and describe our fearless warriors, who are willing to sacrifice so much and, if need be, even their lives.
They sign a blank check made out to you and me when they join the military. My son Marc Alan Lee filled in that check on Aug 2, 2006 with his blood, giving his life and becoming the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. He was not alone, though; so many of our troops through the centuries have died defending our freedoms and this homeland that they so loved and respected.
I personally know the cost of our freedoms and have met thousands and thousands of these amazing warriors and their families. Since Marc’s death I have dedicated my life to honoring and supporting these brave heroes. I did not choose the news that was given to me on , but I did choose how I responded, and I’m honored to be able to do this for our troops.
Marc wrote an amazing letter a few weeks before he was killed that has impacted millions and millions of people around the world. It would be the last letter that we would receive from him, and we call it his "Glory Letter.” He ends that letter with: “to my family and friends, do me a favor, pass on the kindness, the love, the precious gift of human life.”
I accepted that challenge and, through AmericasMightyWarriors.org and MoveAmericaForward.org, continue to fulfill that mission.
It has been my honor to participate in every Troopathon to raise funds to send care packages to our troops deployed in the combat zone. It’s the least I can do for those who are sacrificing for me and for the freedoms I enjoy every day.
I have been to Iraq twice and personally delivered these goodies to our troops and witnessed how deeply it impacts them. It wasn’t unusual to see a tear trickling down their cheek as they opened these packages and realized that a stranger back home took the time to tell them they are not forgotten—that they are loved and the sacrifice they are making to defend us and our freedoms is appreciated.
I am excited that this year for Troopathon VI our co-hosts will be Gov. Mike Huckabee, Larry O'Connor, Melanie Morgan, and me. June 27th from 1-8 PM, we will be broadcasting live from the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA. We will be joined by an amazing lineup of celebrities who also recognize where their freedoms come from and want to support our brave heroes. You can join us from anywhere around the world at troopathon.org, and you can also watch LIVE here on Breitbart.com.
I need your help; our troops need your support to let them know that we have not forgotten them.
My son selflessly gave his final breath defending his teammates and your freedoms. To honor and remember him and all of our fallen warriors, let’s make sure that their brothers at arms who are still in the fight are taken care of. I ask you to consider Marc’s challenge “to pass on the kindness, the love, the precious gift of human life.”
Find out how to send a care package at troopathon.org or call 866-866-6372.
God bless you for your faithful support and generosity!
Breitbart News is proud to co-host "Troopathon" with the non-profit charity Move America Forward. "Troopathon" is a month-long care package drive that ends with an 8-hour web-a-thon broadcast full of familiar personalities and political figures. This year’s broadcast will be on June 27th from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA and will be streamed on Breitbart News. 25 Jun 2013 1
The boss of Delta Airlines gave up his seat to tired, stressed mom Jessie Frank, left, who needed to get to her sick daughter. CEO Richard Anderson, right, was booked on a flight from Washington D.C. to Atlanta on a day when the airline faced numerous delays and cancellations. Ms Frank was desperate to get home to pick up her diabetic daughter from summer camp and Mr Anderson gave her his seat.