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Presented at the CHEK Homeschool Conference in Louisville, KY on June 22, 2012. By Col. Ronald D. Ray, USMC (ret.), Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Presentation by Colonel Ronald D. Ray. Col. Ray is a practicing attorney in Kentucky and a highly decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart). He served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration and was appointed by President Bush to serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1991-1994), and on the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces. From 1990 through 1994, he served as Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington, D.C.
This short recording of the Thanksgiving story by Colonel Ron Ray is meant to give a greater depth and context to this day as we give thanks to Almighty God and feast with family and friends. Let us not forget the great price paid by our forbearers who crossed the ocean to establish a land where religious freedom and liberty would flourish.