Paul Renner calls for unity on Veterans Day

Renner calls for Americans to put aside political divisions and work together.

State Rep. Paul Renner recognized Veterans Day with a video calling on Americans to put aside political divisions and work together.

The video, titled “United,” features Renner alongside several veterans who are joining him in the call for a spirit of cooperation.

There’s some production value here: a tight script, a dramatic score, and some sepia-toned b-roll.

“They served in war and in peace. At home, overseas, and in places only a few will ever know about. Some of them were just kids asked to save humanity,” Renner, a Palm Coast Republican, says in the video.

The three-minute vid then details the personal stories of veterans spanning several generations, from World War II through modern day.

“While it seems like things are only getting worse, the division is replacing community. America’s veteran’s expect and deserve better. They’ve earned the right to challenge us to be better,” the future House Speaker continues.


The veterans answer: “I didn’t fight in Korea, in Iraq, in Vietnam, in Afghanistan, in the South Pacific, so we could come home and fight each other.”

Renner, who served in the U.S. Navy, expounded via Twitter: “Heroes sacrificed their tomorrows so that we might enjoy today in peace. We owe it to them to work together to secure liberty, protect freedom, and resist tyranny. One flag. One nation. One future. God Bless the United States and all who have served her.”

The video is below.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


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