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Khizr Kahn- father of a fallen soldier (Original Post) James48 Jul 2016 OP
did they introduce the woman (I presume is the mom) nt msongs Jul 2016 #1
No. They introduced only him. applegrove Jul 2016 #3
That was, indeed, touching.. 63splitwindow Jul 2016 #2
The ultimate sacrifice. MrScorpio Jul 2016 #4
The last full measure of devotion sarge43 Jul 2016 #10
I proposed this last night and again this AM - Send Trump the Constitution liberal N proud Jul 2016 #5
The speech got to me because I still, almost 50 years after the fact,...... 4bucksagallon Jul 2016 #6
Yep. Mitt Romney publicly protested the Vietnam war protesters BlueCaliDem Jul 2016 #12
This Was a very powerful speech Gothmog Jul 2016 #7
Iconic speech! Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #8
This is iconic. It expresses the best in us all. nt longship Jul 2016 #9
Greatness BeyondGeography Jul 2016 #11
Yes...Greatness....k and r...your post, and this thread...all must watch.. Stuart G Jul 2016 #13


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2. That was, indeed, touching..
Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:28 AM
Jul 2016

This picture is NOT their son's but, instead, representative of so many like him.


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6. The speech got to me because I still, almost 50 years after the fact,......
Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:04 AM
Jul 2016

can't forgive any of these cowardly yellow bellied chickenhawks that think that they could dodge the draft or buy their way out of Vietnam and then go on to become leaders of this country. I will never let them forget that many of the current Republicans CHOSE to sit on the sidelines and cheer. Cheer for others to do a job they were too afraid themselves to do.... I lost too many good friends in Vietnam to ever let them forget.... This man's son is a better American than Donny Drumpf....


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12. Yep. Mitt Romney publicly protested the Vietnam war protesters
Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:36 PM
Jul 2016

only to dodge the draft on religious reasons which were only afforded the Mormon faith at the time.

It was in his freshman year at Stanford University that a young Mitt Romney took an early step toward establishing a political identity all his own. Students had turned against the Vietnam War, and in May 1966, they staged a sit-in at the office of the university president to protest the draft.

'I love Ann': Young Romney's 1968 message of devotion written in the sand to his future wife

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2209373/Mitt-Romneys-message-I-love-Ann-written-sand-younger-years.html#ixzz4FoufKCnF

Equinox Moon

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8. Iconic speech!
Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:22 AM
Jul 2016

I do wish his wife had been introduced. So unfortunate. I am glad he put an arm around her.

This was a very important moment, this speech. Powerful!
Brings tears.

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