U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in a deployment ceremony for 38 soldiers of the 394th Army Reserve Unit. The 394this based in Fremont and will be providing logistical support for the Special Operations Command abroad. An excerpt from Senator Sasse’s speech is below:

“The greatest things in life are not on the battlefield, but the battlefield makes it possible for the greatest things in life to exist. The communities where you're raising your kids, where you're running a small business, where you're worshipping freely, where you're inviting people to the Rotary Club, where you're coaching Little League... all the communities where the most important parts of American life flower are because the framework for ordered liberty happens because people like this and people like you all are willing to sacrifice and make that kind of investment.”