I have always been a very patriotic person, and I have always had a deep passion for America and our Constitution. I decided to to show more concern after earning my Amateur Radio license.
Shortly after I became an Amateur Radio operator I decided to use my hobby to get the word out worldwide about expressing thanks and appreciation for our troops, and veterans.
I began by asking my fellow Ham buddies to join me in a special event that commemorated the Traveling Viet Nam Wall.
The event went very well and we had the opportunity of allowing the people at the event share their feeling and hear others worldwide talk about what it meant to them to honor those that served in the Armed Forces.
Some time later i head about the Glenn Beck rallies for America. I wanted to make a difference at the rally that was held in Fort Wayne, Indiana so I asked if I could organize an Amateur Radio station to be a part of our rally. They agreed and the rest is history. It went over very well as we talked to people worldwide during the rally. We closed the rally talking to Troops live on Camera for our local TV station.
Later I was asked if I would like to join Glenn Beck at the national Rally For America in West Virginia. I accepted and myself, Ron Kaufman, and my son set up radio's on the 50 yard line at Marshall Stadium. The Amateur Radio hookup was a hit.
After retuning home I decided to start Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day, and have held seven events each year on memorial Day weekend that involves Amateur Radio clubs reaching out to our communities to allow the people the opportunity to express messages of thanks and appreciation to those that serve. May of 2011 will be our biggest and year eight.
One day while at home I saw a gentleman on television asking Americans to get involved and saying that we need to have an old fashion Tea Party. Later that day I received a phone call from some friends that had a Blog Talk Radio show asking me to help them line up a show for the first Tax Day Tea Party. I agreed and things went so well that I wanted to organize a local Tea Party in my hometown.
I began to organize our local Tea Party and had no idea that the thousands that showed up would respond. We had the second largest Tea Party in Indiana, and it launched me into a new direction of Tea Party Activist and Speaker.
My goal is to continue to motive others and to let my voice inspire my fellow Americans to stand up for our Republic and the Constitution Of The United States Of America.
I had no idea that my activism would lead to Americans For Prosperity honoring me as The 2010 "
Americans For Prosperity
Rightonline" Activist Of The Year.
I have made several trips to Washington DC and have meet with our elected officials, and have been honored to spend time at The White House during a breakfast with President Bush and His Cabinet.
I encourage each and every American to get involved to preserve this Republic. One voice can make a difference.