Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
I’ve found the best way is to not be scared of the attention but to be grateful for it and open to it. It makes my days better rather than being annoyed that people want my attention.
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. When you’re willing to stand up within the group and say, ‘It is wrong for Black people to be anti-Semitic,’ or ‘It is wrong for America to discriminate against persons of African descent and made them slaves and based its wealth upon free labor,’ it’s crucial to say that.
Henry Louis Gates
I was in the bath at the time, and my dad came running in and said, ‘Guess who they want to play Harry Potter!?’ and I started to cry. It was probably the best moment of my life.
For me, the best times are always going to be the most intense, the ones with the highest highs and the lowest lows.