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March 17, 2009

Tiger Woods Inaugural Speech

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Tiger Woods received a special invitation to speak at the
inauguration.  His inviters were stunned, when he did not deliver the
message they expected.
Below is the text of his speech, entitled:

“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” as posted on his Web site:

“I grew up in a military family – and my role models in life were my
Mom and Dad, Lt. Colonel Earl Woods.  My dad was a Special Forces
operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They
represented every branch of the service, and every rank.

“In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw first hand the dedication and
commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From
every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they
have defended our safety in the dark of night and far from home.

“Each day — and particularly on this historic day — we honor the men
and women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom.
They travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must
remember that for every person who is in uniform, there are families
who wait for them to come home safely.

“I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of
my personal life, but of my professional one as well. The golf
tournament we do each year here in Washington is a testament to those
unsung heroes.

“I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family
and the military, and I am a better person for it.

“In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man at whose memorial we
stand, spoke to the 164th Ohio Regiment and said: ‘I am greatly
obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their

“Just as they have stood tall for our country – we must always stand
by and support the men and women in uniform and their families.

“Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the US Naval Glee Club.”

I have never been more proud of Tiger Woods than when I heard his
2-minute tribute to the military at the Inaugural Celebration in
Washington DC. You know he was greatly pressured to be there. Liberals
have been mad at him for a decade for not joining their ranks. You
know he didn’t want to be there. So instead of paying homage to Obama,
he paid tribute to our soldiers. Not one time did Tiger mention Obama,
the inauguration or the new administration. He knew beforehand that
his love for America, and appreciation for our military men & women
would anger them further.  But Tiger is his own man; his father taught
him to be his own man.

Somewhere over that cold, gray Washington sky, old Earl Woods was
smiling down on his beloved son.  And there will be one more crying
hug waiting for Tiger when he passes through the Pearly Gates into
God’s arms.


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