Saturday, June 27, 2009
One thing is clear Governor Palin Is Everything Øbama Is Not: Our Next President. Governor Palin reiterated her message of peace through strength & quoted her primogenitor, Ronald Reagan, saying "freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction," and that we must fight to remain free. She thanked those present for their service and encouraged more Americans to do the same.
What is most amazing about Governor Palin is the manner in which she comports herslef & interacts with everyone: classic Transformational Leadership in action.
Governor Palin also promoted three Army National soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. on June 26, 2009 at Camp Bondsteel. Staff Sergeant Bryant Cox, from Wasilla, was promoted to Sergeant First Class, Sergeant Douglas Montini, from Fairbanks, was promoted to Staff Sergeant, and Sergeant Keith Nosbish, from Anchorage, was promoted to Staff Sergeant.
"These soldiers are doing an outstanding job to ensure freedom to those who were oppressed, and I am proud of their accomplishments and their promotions while overseas," Governor Palin said.
Governor Palin offered her condolences to the family and friends of a Fort Richardson soldier who died in Afghanistan. First Lieutenant Brian N. Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, Washington, died Thursday in Kheyl, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “First Lieutenant Bradshaw served his country with honor and courage,” Governor Palin said. “Todd and I extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fellow soldiers as they mourn his loss. We will never forget the sacrifices made by all those serving in uniform.”
First Lieutenant Bradshaw was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. A state flag, along with a letter of condolence, will be sent to his family.
Governor Palin was escorted by Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers as she toured the city of Ferizaj/Urosevac while in the Balkans visiting the Alaska Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment.
Lt. General Craig E. Campbell:
“As commander-in-chief, Governor Palin is the one we look to for leadership and inspiration while serving and defending the sovereign boundaries of Alaska”
She will then meet with L. Kalavaitis, Ministry of National Defense, Lithuania.