Rep. Abraham speaks at Ben’s Ford

Published 4:38 am Saturday, November 11, 2017

“Isn’t it great that we live in a country where we can still celebrate God and country?” said U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, during a Veterans Day program at Ben’s Ford Christian School on Friday.

Abraham went on to tell a story that a huge drone Reaper on the battlefield had recently discovered “some very bad people caching some very bad stuff,” which required some human intervention. Two stealth bombers were sent in, with two people on board each. When the four men got done with their jobs, they walked past the assembled members of the press as well as the dignitaries, and went to the men and women who helped them load up to thank them. The four didn’t do what they did for the glory.

“They are humble people, who would say ‘don’t thank me, I was only doing my job,’” Abraham said. “Why do men and women in uniform serve? They believe in better, a better country.

“Thanks for having me. God bless you, and God bless America.”

The program also included a rousing performance of students singing Sweet Freedom’s Song, which included “This is My Country,” the national anthem, “My Country Tis of Thee,” and other songs.

State Sen. Beth Mizell, State Rep. Malinda White, Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal and Bogalusa City Council member Sherry Fortenberry also attended the program.