While many adult Americans will never forget the events of September 11, 2001, there are those who would prefer to to downplay, or even 'forget' that such evil attacks on innocent Americans ever took place.
One man who will never forget is Texas Senator Brian Birdwell.
A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Birdwell was actually in the Pentagon on 9-11. When Flight 77 impacted the building, Birdwell was thrown from his office and burned over 60% of his body. His survival involved some 39 operations and multiple skin grafts, as well as a very strong faith. Senator Birdwell and his wife Mel wrote about their ordeal in Refined by Fire: A Family's Triumph of Love and Faith, and founded Face the Fire Ministries to support critical burn survivors and wounded service personnel and their families.
Senator Birdwell will be the keynote speaker at the Williamson County Republican Women's annual military appreciation luncheon next Wednesday, July 11, at 11:30 A.M. in Round Rock. Admission for active duty or retired military personnel is complimentary with a verifiable RSVP. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Admission for members is $16, non-members $20. An RSVP is required.
Although typically ignored by the main-stream media, this annual Round Rock event is one my favorites. The program always serves as a great reminder of the price of freedom, and I can't imagine a better speaker this year than Senator Birdwell.
Hope to see you there!