By John Kerry
John Kerry has had a striking existence and is without doubt one of the most precious public servants in the US this day, having come to the vanguard of nationwide cognizance as a veteran talking out opposed to the Vietnam conflict simply after he back from front strains. he's the most strong leaders of the Democratic social gathering and-with a fierce landmark presidential crusade looming prior to the 2004 election-could sooner or later turn into the main robust guy on the earth. As an intruder between insiders within the U.S. Senate, John Kerry hasn't ever been afraid to conflict the political institution and struggle the fights that want struggling with. Now, in a choice to provider, Kerry officially introduces himself to the state. In a booklet wealthy with autobiographical info that designate the reports in the back of the guidelines, Kerry deals his imaginative and prescient for the USA.
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37 John Ke rry My most compelling memory of my time as a foreign service brat was a walk I took with my father on the beaches of Normandy, where thousands of young Americans died fighting for freedom. As my father pointed to burned-out bunkers, the casings of exploded shells, and the skeletons of landing vehicles, I came face to face, at an early age, with the true meaning of national sacrifice. I think that that beach, where thousands died for a freedom we continue to defend today, is one of the most powerful symbols of how my father and the greatest generation answered the challenges of their era.
I have a feeling that my spending not one weekend in Washington for more than seventeen years may have something to do with that label. I’m not aloof at all with the colleagues, friends, and constituents I have spent time with when I’m away from Washington. Likewise, I’ve been misunderstood for having come from a comfortable background. That is certainly true, but it was a background built on a foundation of duty and service, which my family considered a responsibility. And I am deeply grateful to have served 16 A Ca l l to S e rv i c e America, to have done my part, no matter how small, to help our great nation.
He challenged America globally—insisting that we do more and that we do certain things not because they were easy but because they were hard. That is the standard of leadership, engagement, and vision that defines our party and that must now be our standard if we are to lead this nation once again. 40 A Ca l l to S e rv i c e Remember that the president has three key responsibilities in his job description: chief executive of the fiscal and domestic policies of the United States, head of state and therefore the nation’s chief diplomat, and commander in chief of the nation’s military forces.
A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America by John Kerry