Sunday evening I had the great honor of receiving the Patriot of the Year Award before a packed house of well over two hundred people at the nation's oldest Republican Club, the Queens Republican Club. I received a beautiful plaque that also featured a clock, which I thought a propos in light of our AFDI pro-freedom ads that just ran on 240 clocks throughout the New York subway system, and a citation from the New York City Council recognizing me as Patriot of the Year.
Watch the video.
Listening to my talk
Rev. Philip Sica, Pamela Geller, Phil Orenstein, City Councilman Daniel Halloran
Rich Davis of American Sheepdogs and Robert Spencer
The family of Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr., who was murdered by one of our “allies” in Afghanistan Lance Corporal Buckley's father (at the podium) spoke with heart-rending intensity, his voice breaking, about his love for his son, and revealed what his son had told him before he was killed: that the Afghans were not like Americans, they were cold-hearted, they had no gratitude for the Americans no matter now much the Americans did for them, and -- most wrenching of all -- that he didn’t think he was going to get out of Afghanistan alive. I will have much more on this in my Wednesday column for WND.