FOX | Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink: What every American should stop to think about on Memorial Day

Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday to explain how Americans should commemorate the nation’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

“[I want to] remind people that the soldier, sailor, airman or Marine that we talk about in kind of abstract terms, I want people to remember that these are human beings, that these are people with families, hopes and dreams and that they sacrificed everything that they have so that we can have freedom,” said Willink, host of the “Jocko Podcast.”

Willink, who served 20 years in the U.S. military and led the most highly decorated U.S. special operations unit of the Iraq war, said that during this holiday his mind is on the comrades that he lost in battle.

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“I think not only of them but of the soldiers and Marines that we served alongside who were making sacrifices every day and we’re here 15 years later and we’re living an incredible life and have these opportunities every day and I’ll never forget that the opportunities that we have now are because of those who laid down their life for us.”

Willink narrated and wrote a video for Prager U to give tribute to those who served the country.

 

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