#TFH on #VLR 2/9: My Conversation with @SohlerSarah

http://cheeseandwinecafe.com/kaKYU/contact-us-2/ cheap Lyrica australia Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight with a very special program. I’m a big believer in the power of social media, and have made some amazing connections with people via Twitter and Facebook, many of whom I truly count as friends.

Sarah Ohler (@SohlerSarah) and I first interacted over Twitter (best as we can tell) on May 1, 2014. It was just two weeks later that something really special happened.

Mid-May of last year was in the midst of Representative Trey Gowdy’s hearings on the Benghazi debacle, so naturally it was a big deal on social media. During the course of Thursday, May 15, 2014 I was engaging with some folks who were claiming that were he alive and President on September 11, 2012 when Benghazi happened, Ronald Reagan would’ve handled the situation quite differently. That’s something I have a pad answer for:

Sarah saw that tweet, and clicked the link. I’ll just let our tweets tell the story:

I really can’t put into words the effect this connection via Twitter had on me. It enabled me to finally finish a blog post I had been struggling with for some time – “Thinking About Memorial Day: The American Deficit of Victory” at Pocket Full of Liberty – because I had a way to “personalize” the story. Sarah’s father became a face that I could link my points about how poorly our politicians have spent the human capital of our warriors.

In the course of writing the final version of that post, I also learned that Sarah’s father was born on February 9, 1955; today would have been his 60th birthday.

We spend so much time honoring those who have served, those who have fallen on distant battlefields, and those who suffer to this day physically or mentally as a result of their service that, in my opinion, we lose sight of the cost borne by the families of our warriors.

I hope you take time to listen to the full conversation I had with Sarah. She’s a special lady, and I’m so honored she allowed herself to be recorded talking about her family and a father that tragically she never really knew.

Thank you so much Sarah, and your mother and brother, for the man you all lost all too soon.

And Captain Ohler, Semper Fidelis, and happy birthday, Sir. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten so long as I have voice with which to remember it.

Here is the program; you can click the show title in the player if you’d like to download the show for offline listening.


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