Arnold Schwarzenegger Thanks Veterans And Calls Them The ‘True Action Heroes’
On Veterans Day Arnold Schwarznegger thanked the “brave men and women” for making America “the freest country in the world.”
Arnold said he owes much of his success to those who have served on the frontlines of freedom, for without them none of his achievements would have been possible.
“There’s a lot of people that claim they are responsible for making it the greatest nation, like for instance politicians, but that’s all a bunch of nonsense,” he said.
“The men, the women that sacrificed their lives, they are the true action heroes so I say thank you to them. When you think back to the Second World War, which ended 75 years ago, since then we have had peace not only around the world but especially in Europe. So thank you to the veterans. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart from this immigrant. Everything that happened in my life, all the successes, it’s because of you.”
Later in the day, Arnold went on to voice some frustrations on what he sees as a lack of patriotism in America in a video message on Instagram.
Arnold Arnold Schwarznegger encouraged Americans to show more support for our military veterans.
The former California governor, 73, filmed himself during and after a visit to the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Veterans Day. He said he makes the trip every year on the federal holiday but was disappointed at the low turnout this year.
“I was kind of upset. You have to understand it doesn’t make any sense that in this cemetery, where there are almost 100,000 people buried – veterans – that there are only like, 20 people walking around,” Schwarzenegger said on Instagram.
The former California governor went on to say, “I hope that next year when I go back to that cemetery that I will see you 20,000 that are so patriotic. I hope I see you there. I think it’s a discussion that we should have: the definition of patriotism. Let’s talk about it.”