Tonight in Waukesha, Wisconsin Governor Mitt Rommey told a moving story about the World Trade Center Flag being carried into the Salt Lake City Games. Governor Romney shared this inspiring story with the conservative crowd in Wisconsin.

At the end of the Games I invited a young man to come in and sit with Vice President Cheney to represent all of the athletes of America. And I chose a young fella named Derek Para. He’s about five foot four, born in Los Angeles, Spanish American… 1500 meters, he gets the gold medal. Fasted man on earth on skates and so I invited him to sit with the vice president. As he came in I said, ‘Derek what was the most meaningful experience of your Olympic games?” And he said, “Carrying the flag that had flown above the World Trade Center on 2001 in the Opening Ceremonies. He was one of the eight athletes that was selected to carry that flag. It’s about eight by twelve feet and torn and burned. And when we brought it into the stadium, total silence. Complete reverence. They started singing the national anthem. And he said Mitt it was hard to hold my emotions as they were singing those words and I was holding that flag… And he said this time as they sang it, a gust of wind blew in the flag and lifted it in their hands. And he said for me it was as if the spirits of all those who had fought and died for American liberty had just blown into that flag. And he said tears began to run down my face. And as he told me that story, tears filled my eyes.

We love this country. We know it’s an exceptional land… This is the greatest nation on earth in part because of that extraordinary beginning. We are not going to change America into something we don’t recognize. We’re going to restore to America those principles that made America the hope of the earth. We’re going to do everything in our power to keep America strong. This nation has a mission to perform. We’re going to make it happen. we’re going to keep America that Shining City on the Hill. You’re going to help us win the White House in November. We’re counting on Wisconsin.

Here is the video from 2002.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Mitt Romney and President George W. Bush were in attendance.

 

 

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  1. ++

    great post GP..

    thank you, and..

    God Bless America!!

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  2. I would like to share a photo with you about Barak Obama’s BFFL Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers..>

    http://tommcmahon.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/07/ayersflag2ic2.jpg

  3. Thank you-
    Carol-CS

  4. Thanks so much for posting this video and Mitt Romney’s beautfiful and inspiring words. As Paul Ryan said: “Let’s get it done.”

  5. Mitt Romney has a rich personal history of PRIVATE and PUBLIC service:

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/26/mitt-romney-once-saved-a-dog-from-drowning/

    Mitt’s son spots boat sinking near Romney lake house, summons his Dad and Mitt and Sons SAVE FAMILY OF 6 + THEIR DOG [O would have eaten it!]

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/17/mitt-romney-melissa-gay_n_1355317.html

    Mitt Romney Led New York City Search For Runaway Teen Melissa Gay In 1996–HE SHUTS DOWN BAIN CAPITAL; RALLIED ENTIRE MULTISTATE STAFF; AND DIDN’T STOP UNTIL SHE WAS FOUND.

    http://peacocksandlilies.com/2012/07/19/the-case-for-mitt-romney/

    Mitt leaves big bucks job to save SLC Olympics—refuses SALARY; gives $1,000,000 to games!

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882192/posts

    As Governor of MASS, he took only $4 for four (4) years work and PAID ALL HIS OWN EXPENSES IN OFFICE

    THE MORE WE KNOW “R SQUARED” [Romney and Ryan], THE MORE WE FEEL THEIR SINCERITY, THEIR PATRIOTISM, AND THEIR TOTAL DIFFERENCE FROM O’BASTARD:

    BO, so clever and so slick,
    You never thought the truth might stick,
    But failing fast are all your schemes,
    From your Choom* Gang Days to your False Father’s Dreams.
    * http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-and-his-pot-smoking-choom-gang/

  6. On one hand, you have this story Mitt tells about the American flag and what it means to him.

    On the other hand, you have Obama tells about the American flag without speaking a word and what it means to him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Hai7ZcF6U&feature=related

    What a night and day difference.

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    BabyGlock #8 August 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    great info, thank you..

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  8. God Bless and Protect the United States of America! May God help us in defeating those who would do US harm. We will prevail!

    We are going to win this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7ucWU9yGfs

  9. Romney was sincere and his words came from his heart. It is wonderful to see a Presidential candidate speak about the pride and love for this country that American patriots feel. (Unlike Michelle Obama, who felt pride for the first time when her husband was elected.)

    Ryan said it right: Let’s Get It Done!

  10. Mitt is not “Wisconsin” Governor in the first line

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    bigL #13 August 13, 2012 at 1:57 am

    :lol:

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  12. #9 Mad Hatter: Thanks for that link – although it pained my heart to see it. I’d always tried to give obama the benefit of the doubt: SURELY he wouldn’t simply stand there during the National Anthem and not put his hand over his heart! Perhaps the photo (I’d seen before) was simply taken prior to or afterwards!

    He is a downright SHAME to our country, Mr. “We are not a Christian nation”!

    Romney/Ryan!! Restore America and all the values we hold dear!

  13. This should be contrasted with Michelle and Barak’s “all this for a damn flag” moment.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJgWMI0hch8

  14. Gave me goose bumps!



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