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The Grove of Honor is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It consists of a walkway lined with trees and dedication plaques. The plaques recognize and pay tribute to North Carolina Medal of Honor heroes and other honored patriots of the United States. I salute these heroes and patriots who we owe so much. I am humbled as I think about them and the sacrifices they have made for us, to give us the treasure of freedom and our way of life. These and many others, who names are often unknown, I honor, as I visit this place of remembrance. Their values helped to create my guiding principles, in my personal life, professional life, and possibly in a political realm if that is the will of the people of District 9.