With Veteran's Day falling in the past week, this week's quote was an easy choice.
Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the Army's first female four star general.
I would like to congratulate Gen. Dunwoody and thank her for her 33 years of service to our country.
Finally, as the father of an 8 year old girl, I would like to thank the general for being a role model to all, especially young girls. Lord knows we need positive role models for our children.
"Thirty-three years after I took the oath as a second lieutenant, I have to tell you this is not exactly how I envisioned my life unfolding," she told a standing-room-only auditorium. "Even as a young kid, all I ever wanted to do was teach physical education and raise a family."
"It was clear to me that my Army experience was just going to be a two-year detour en route to my fitness profession," she added. "So when asked, 'Ann, did you ever think you were going to be a general officer, to say nothing about a four-star?' I say, 'Not in my wildest dreams.'
"This promotion has taken me back in time like no other event in my entire life," she said. "And I didn't appreciate the enormity of the events until tidal waves of cards, letters, and e-mails started coming my way.
"And I've heard from men and women, from every branch of service, from every region of our country, and every corner of the world. I've heard from moms and dads who see this promotion as a beacon of home for their own daughters and after affirmation that anything is possible through hard work and commitment.
"And I've heard from women veterans of all wars, many who just wanted to say congratulations; some who just wanted to say thanks; and still other who just wanted to say they were so happy this day had finally come."
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So in honor of her accomplishment, I give Gen. Dunwoody a well deserved Eagle