Freedom In Our Voice: T.C. Miller

T.C. Miller Epsilon-Psi Chapter (Lambuth University) ’99 Staff Sergeant, United States Army A Vision Of Freedom While each individual’s vision of freedom may vary, the most important aspect of freedom in America is opportunity. Opportunity is defined as “a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.” Opportunity is not an outcome or…

Freedom In Our Voice: Terry Barrett

Terry Barrett Lambda-Xi Chapter (Georgia College and State University) ‘88 To Remember As we celebrate this 4th of July with family and friends, let us remember that our independence and freedom were bought and paid for through the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of the men and women who wear or have worn our country’s military…

Freedom In Our Voice: Philip Burns

Philip Burns Beta-Mu (University of Minnesota) ’04 Lance Corporal – United States Marine Corps Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician – MWSS 471 (-) Remembrance And Celebration There are a few holidays or days of remembrance that we celebrate as Americans. Each distinctly different but pridefully the same. On Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day we…

Freedom In Our Voice: Martin Petersen

  Martin C. Petersen Rho (Arizona State University) ‘66 Retired Deputy Executive Director of CIA America: A New Beginning Some Cognoscenti believe there is nothing special about the United States; there is no “American exceptionalism.” Perhaps, but my grandfather did not think that when he came here at age 18 in 1906 from Denmark with…

Freedom In Our Voice: Chaz Bantle

Chaz Bantle Delta-Omicron (University of Montanta- Missoula) ’10 First Lieutenant, United States Army, 181st Brigade Support Battalion To me, the meaning of freedom is simple. Someone at some point in time – either present day or past – has fought for, defended, and died for our American way of life. And in turn, we pass…

Freedom In Our Voice: Scott Deweese

Scott Deweese Lambda-Epsilon (University of Central Floriday) ’90 Captain, Air Defense Branch Chief, 1st BCD (Airborne), 18th Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, NC Opportunities And A Pledge I owe all of my success to the opportunities that can only be found in the United States of America. On July 4th, 1776, our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, fortunes and…

Freedom In Our Voice: Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson Theta-Zeta ’88 (Eastern New Mexico) Major, Army Reserves, 299th Engineer Company Our Responsibility We have a shared responsibility to nurture and defend the freedoms for which our forefathers fought.   My experience in the Army in Iraq makes me a combat veteran but it does not make me any more responsible than any one…