May 5th, 2011

A group of elite soldiers, who will forever remain unknown, have brought justice and comfort to many around the world.

These unselfish and noble individuals have put their lives at risk in order to bring to justice the man who has committed some of the most dreadful and violent acts against the United States and the world.

Acting on intelligence received a couple years ago, a team of Americans carried out an operation in which the main objective was to kill or capture the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden.  After a firefight that lasted approximately 40 minutes, bin Laden was dead.

The news of bin Laden’s death was welcomed by the European Union, NATO, and the United Nations.

For many years Osama bin Laden has killed thousands of innocent individuals and destroyed the lives of many more.

Finally, due to the heroic efforts of our intelligence community, the men and women of the military, and the boldness of our president, Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice.

For almost 10 years many have waited, longed, and hoped to see this day. Mothers, fathers, daughters and wives have all cried out for justice, and they finally received it.

While bin Laden’s death will not bring those loved ones back, it will certainly provide some comfort to the families and friends of those victims who lost their lives due to the radical beliefs of this individual.

Most of us will never forget the day we heard the tragic news of 9/11.  Likewise, we will never forget the day justice was served.

No matter where one stands within regards to the war on terror, it is our duty as American citizens to appreciate those who answer the call when their country calls upon them.

It is our duty to remember the sacrifices that are being made on our behalf by those in uniform. Their sacrifices have kept us free and safe, and have protected us from our enemies who wish to harm our great nation.

I humbly take this opportunity to thank all the unknown soldiers who have brought justice and comfort to many and to those who work tirelessly to keep America safe, so that we can live the “American dream.”