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Rebecca Holden desires to be certain that our fallen soldiers aren’t forgotten on Memorial Day.
The previous “Knight Rider” star instructed Fox Information she’s utilizing the somber vacation to mirror on what makes her proud to be an American, particularly throughout the coronavirus disaster.
“We can honor our fallen soldiers by living every day the values and the American way of life for which they fought,” the actress instructed Fox Information. “By striving every day to be a good citizen of this country and to uphold the principles that they held dear. We [then] give meaning and purpose to their sacrifice.”
For the 61-year-old, the day hits shut to residence.
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“My father served in World War II and I have wonderful memories of sitting around our dinner table, listening to his stories of the war, discussing what our country stands for and why those values were worth fighting for,” she mentioned. “I cherish those times with my dad because he instilled in me a love of this country. When I perform patriotic songs or sing our national anthem and I see our veterans stand and salute our flag, emotion wells up in me. I feel so blessed to have been born an American.”
“What makes me most proud to be an American is that America is the light of the world,” she continued. “Because our country was founded on principles of liberty, justice and equality. It has prospered, and therefore, it has been in a position to bring hope to people around the globe in times of need.”
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Holden mentioned she is conscious that it may be tough at occasions to preserve a optimistic outlook throughout a devastating pandemic. Nevertheless, she hopes the nation and its individuals will proceed to function inspiration and uplift spirits as individuals look towards the future.
“In challenging times, America has always had the fortitude to ride above difficulty,” Holden mentioned. “In this time of our current crisis, we must endure, hold onto each other and be united in purpose to overcome. I have great faith in our president. His leadership will turn this country around and our nation will indeed thrive again!”
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Today, Holden has been preserving busy pursuing her ardour for music. She lately launched a video for the music “I Believe,” which she re-recorded with Little Anthony. The unique monitor was launched in 1953 by Frankie Laine. Holden mentioned she wished to assist create an inspirational video devoted to the households who’ve been impacted by COVID-19, in addition to the frontline staff.
“We wanted to create a video to pay tribute to everyone who has been touched by the crisis and to express our gratitude, not only to our leaders and experts who are guiding us through it but also to all the patriotic Americans who are working hard to rebuild, overcome, heal our nation and to help our country thrive again,” she defined. “Music has always been a powerful up-lifter of the spirits in challenging times. It can inspire hope that there is indeed light at the end of this tunnel.”
In November 2019, Holden instructed Fox Information that she wouldn’t be shocked if her conservative values could have gotten in the method of nabbing roles over the years.
“I certainly don’t discount the possibility,” she mentioned. “Not that individuals had been ever so blatant to say so. However I’m very patriotic. I’m proud of my beliefs, and I’m all the time up for a wholesome debate. I do know rather a lot of individuals are afraid to admit they’re conservative due to worry of repercussions, however I’m not ashamed. I’m proud. I’m not shy about standing up on precept.
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“I think that our way of government and the government our founders create is a miracle. It created a miracle of a country that is unlike any other country in the world… We have the freedom to help others around the world. My father served in WWII proudly. We had many discussions around our family dinner table about our country… I love this country and I am always at its service.”
Holden’s profession could have taken an unlikely flip, however she wouldn’t have had it some other method, she mentioned.
“I love life,” she added. “I cherish every moment… I think God has given us all unique abilities and gifts… And I think he put the dream in our hearts to motivate us to use those gifts for the betterment of the world, for the betterment of others. And it’s our duty to do so… That’s what I try to do.”