Veterans Day Speech Analysis

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On Nov. 11, Major General James S. Hartsell spoke to more than 100 students, faculty, active duty members, and Veterans at Saint Leo University’s Veterans Day event. The room was filled with Veterans from the community wearing hats and pins that stated “Support Our Troops.” As a marine for more than 30 years, Hartsell addressed the audience about the importance of Veterans Day. He continuously reminded the attendees that freedom is not free, and that everyone should be extremely thankful for our military and Veterans. “Veterans Day should be a day that collectively pulls our nation together in a time when many [people], both inside and outside of our nation, seek to tear us apart,” remarked Major General Hartsell. Throughout the speech,

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