Yesterday in the east room of the White House President Bush posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor to U.S Navy Seal Michael A. Monsoor. The president while blinking back tears recognized the bravery of Monsoor who was part of a was part of a sniper team in Ramadi when he died on Sept. 29, 2006 after throwing himself on top of a live grenade to save his fellow comrades. Bush presented the highest medal in the land to Monsoors parents Sally and George Monsoor before approximately 250 guests. This had to be a selfless man of great courage to give away his life for his friends. No greater sacrifice can be made in my opinion. This is the caliber of men and women who serve our country and we should be proud of all of them. If you know my blog and its writings you will know I am no fan of Bush or his administration but he gave an eloquent speech at the ceremony. I am grateful for that as this young man was of the highest character and deserved the very best.

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