Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Five Brothers --"We Stick Together."

Mitt and Ann Romney were blessed with five sons: Ben, Craig, Josh, Matt and Tagg.

Thomas and Alleta Sullivan were blessed with five sons: George, Frances, Joseph, Madison and Albert.

Today Mitt told an Iowa crowd that “one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected.”

Josh Romney has been "serving" America by driving an R.V., dubbed the “Mitt Mobile” to all 99 counties of Iowa. Today he visited his last county.

The Sullivan clan hailed from Waterloo, Iowa.

Today, Tagg Romney told a New York Times Reporter “The military is a voluntary thing. I’ve got a ton of respect for those who do it and make a huge sacrifice for this country. I chose a career 16 years ago that took me down a different path." All of his brothers took the different path.

On December 8, 1941, the five Sullivan boys chose a common path, they volunteered to serve their country in the United States Navy. They thought it was the least they could do to show support for their nation. They were very close. They told the recruiter they had to stick together. They refused to be separated. The Navy relented and on November 13, 1942, all five Sullivan brothers lost their lives when the USS Juneau was sunk off Guadalcanal. To this day the United States Navy has a ship named the USS The Sullivans.

Ann and Mitt Romney are justly proud of their five sons and Thomas and Alleta Sullivan were also justly proud of their five sons. The truth is only one set of proud parents could honestly say their sons showed real support for our great nation.