LTC Allen West’s weekly op-ed for CNS News walks us through significant moments in our Nation’s history, to spur us on during the current lockdown.
“History — its monuments and memorials — are not there for us to decide which should stand or be destroyed, but rather to reflect, remember, and learn.
I enjoy reading and learning of the exploits of those who stood against insurmountable odds, but were led, guided, by their principles, beliefs, and convictions to stand. There are three favorite instances in history to which I often refer as examples that should be remembered forever.”
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.