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Hill speaks to women’s club during 9/11 meeting

Posted: September 20, 2017 - 12:52am
Gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill shared his experience in military service after 9/11 during the 9/11 remembrance meeting.
Gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill shared his experience in military service after 9/11 during the 9/11 remembrance meeting.

Gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill recalled his time in the military after the attacks on the World Trade Center 16 years ago.

During the Columbia County Republican Women's Club's annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Hill spoke about being boots on the ground in Afghanistan months after the attacks on the U.S. and how the experience lead him to serve as an elected leader.

Hill, who is running for Georgia governor, shared with the crowd he believed the values and principles the U.S. was founded on are being threatened, but not by extremists abroad.

"One of the things that made me want to get into public service on the elective side is that we have to have elected leaders that understand the values and principles that made our country great. We are talking about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution," Hill told the group Thursday. "I would not be standing before you, potentially talking to you about a campaign for governor, if I had not served our country overseas. It was in fighting for our values overseas that I realized the real fight for our future, unfortunately, I believe, is in gold domes and under our U.S. House in Congress."

Hill praised the women's group, calling the collective and other chapters like it across the state "guardians of our values," that need to be protected, adding the greatest threat to the U.S. is internal.

"Islamic terrorism will never bring our country to its knees because they are far too weak and we are far too strong. But what will bring our country to its knees are weak, I think, career politicians who undermine the values and principals that made our country great," Hill said. "We are so strong that we can die from within far faster than we can get crushed from without."

President of the women's club is YeSun Wiltse, who spoke after Hill urged the group to be advocates for never forgetting the events of 9/11. Wiltse applauded members of the Young Republicans club who were present for the meeting.

"Don't let anyone whitewash our history," Wiltse told the group, adding that it was their "responsibility to keep (history) alive."

 

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