On Sunday, November 9, I had the honor of speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Veterans’ Day Ceremonies in Sierra Madre, California. Pictured is the Veterans Wall in Sierra Madre’s Memorial Park, where the event was held. Hard-Left California Representative Judy Chu was on hand to give awards to several of the veterans, and was in the front row for my talk. Here is an extraordinary letter that one of the attendees sent to the Sierra Madre Mayor and City Council, as reproduced in the Sierra Madre Tattler (scroll down), along with the Tattler editor’s remarks:
Robert Spencer’s talk yesterday at the Veteran’s Day Ceremonies
It was a great speech, but I know everybody couldn’t be there yesterday and maybe you didn’t hear it. The good news is that the entire talk was videotaped and it will be posted on YouTube soon. As soon as it is up and running we will post the link here.
Barry Gold sent an email to the City Council about yesterday’s Veteran’s Day event. Here is what he said:
Dear Mayor and Council Members,
Today my wife and I attended the Veteran’s Day ceremony in Memorial Park sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Sierra Madre, Post 3208.
Before the event started I heard a couple of people wonder if it was appropriate to have Robert Spencer as the guest speaker. I myself wondered that too. Well after hearing Mr. Spencer speak there is no doubt that he was the perfect speaker for the event.
We were there to honor those who fought to protect our freedom and to remember those who died while fighting to protect our freedom against those who would deny us our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What better way to honor the Veterans who have fought for us then to continue this fight against those who have vowed to destroy all who do not embrace their Brand of Islam? They are not hard to identify. Mr. Spencer pointed out several groups that publicly take pride in taking credit for their terrorist acts.
The proof that Mr. Spencer was the right person to speak at today’s ceremony was the fact that when he was finished speaking every Veteran in the audience gave him a lengthy standing ovation. There was one Veteran, who must have been in his 90s, in a wheel chair. He wanted so badly to stand and applaud Mr. Spencer but it was obvious that he was not able to do so. Still he kept attempting to stand while in visible pain trying to do so. Finally family members helped him up and for just a second or two he was able to show his appreciation to Mr. Spencer for the remarks he made.
That was all I needed to see to know that Mr. Spencer was the perfect speaker for this event. That was more than enough for me to see to be reminded how lucky I am to live in America.
Our city should be very proud of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars of Sierra Madre, Post 3208.
Respectfully, Barry Gold