The following article was written by Retired Lt. Colonel Darin Gaub founder of ‘Restore Liberty’-Gaub challenges each of us to carry out our calling toward freedom and to ‘rebrand’ or rethink how each of us can do our part to help aid our country’s liberty. Each and every one of us must make an effort.
“When I was eighteen years old, I was stationed in the US Army’s Presidential Honor Guard in Fort Myer, Virginia. Typical of a young man that age, I thought I knew it all. It was not until years later that I genuinely appreciated what I had been a part of and what I had seen. I was part of over six-hundred funerals in Arlington Cemetery serving on casket-bearing teams, firing parties, and marching platoons. At the time it was more of a job with some adventure mixed in.
Arlington Cemetery is truly a garden of stones, a garden that keeps growing as those who paid the last full measure of devotion rest among the shaded trees and quiet paths. Years later, I would grow to appreciate what an honor it was to have taken part in the rendering of their final military tribute, surrounded by friends and family, and sometimes surrounded by nobody else but our small team. Each of them was worthy of the honors bestowed upon them, and each of them rests in eternal glory still today.
Since that time, I completed twenty-eight years of military service and seven deployments overseas. I lost many friends and family to war and consoled the families of the Soldiers I commanded when they were killed. It is the most humbling experience of my life. Upon retirement, I became the Military Funeral Honors Coordinator for the State of Montana. I continued the tradition of honoring the veterans and their families for two years. I decided to do my best to live a life worthy of their sacrifice.
During those two years, America changed in ways many never foresaw. For all who thank veterans for their service, and those remembering the lost, please make the same decision – to live a life worthy of someone else’s sacrifice on your behalf.
1. Hug your family close, and guard them fiercely.
2. Pray for those who serve others in any capacity.
3. Protect children from those who seek their destruction.
4. Seek honest work and honest pay.
5. Go to a church that acknowledges the reality of God in all our lives.
6. Fight for liberty while you are at it.
7. Do not retire; rebrand instead.
(You can read the rest of the article by Darin Gaub on substack by clicking here.)