Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'll be the first to admit, golf bores me to tears ..........................

but one would have had to live in a cave for the past several years, to not know who Tiger Woods is, and some of his family history ..................... after reading this, while I won't become a 'golf groupie', may I say that Tiger Woods has my utmost respect and well-wishes ............................


Tiger Woods received a special invitation to speak at the inauguration. His
inviters were stunned, when he did not deliver the message they expected.
You will see why the media swept it under the rug with no further ado, who
and why of a certain element is upset with Tiger.

Below is the text of his speech, entitled: "You'll Never Walk Alone," as
posted on his Web site:

"I grew up in a military family - and my role models in life were my Mom and
Dad, Lt. Colonel Earl Woods. My dad was a Special Forces operator and many
nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of the
service, and every rank.

"In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw first hand the dedication and
commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From
every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have
defended our safety in the dark of night and far from home.

"Each day -- and particularly on this historic day -- we honor the men and
women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom. They
travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must remember that for
every person who is in uniform, there are families who wait for them to come
home safely.

"I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of my
personal life, but of my professional one as well. The golf tournament we do
each year here in Washington is a testament to those unsung heroes.

"I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family and the
military, and I am a better person for it..

"In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man at whose memorial we stand,
spoke to the 164th Ohio Regiment and said:'I am greatly obliged to you, and
to all who have come forward at the call of their country.'

"Just as they have stood tall for our country - we must always stand by and
support the men and women in uniform and their families..

"Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the US Naval Glee Club."

I have never been more proud of Tiger Woods than when I heard his 2-minute
tribute to the military at the Inaugural Celebration in Washington DC .
You know he was greatly pressured to be there. Liberals have been mad at
him for a decade for not joining their ranks. You know he didn't want to
be there.
So instead of paying homage to Obama, he paid tribute to our soldiers. Not
one time did he mention Obama, the inauguration or the new administration.
He knew beforehand that his love for America , and appreciation for our
military men & women would anger them further. But Tiger is his own man;
his father taught him to be his own man.
Somewhere over that cold, gray Washington sky, old Earl Woods was smiling
down on his beloved son. And there will be one more crying hug waiting for
Tiger when he passes through the Pearly Gates into God's arms.


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