Army veteran, Senate candidate Jake Bequette says after 9/11, he 'felt the call to wear the uniform'

Bequette, 32, A 共和党 who in July announced his campaign to unseat Sen. John Boozman, reflected on that day 20 数年前.

I was in my seventh-grade English class. We had a substitute teacher, and she walked into the class and told us the World Trade Center had been bombed,” 彼が説明しました. “None of us had any idea what the World Trade Center was, but we knew it was in ニューヨーク市.”

FORMER NFL PLAYER, IRAQ WAR VETERAN JAKE BEQUETTE CHALLENGES ARKANSAS SEN. BOOZMAN

Bequette recalled being dismissed from school early and returned home, surprised to see his father there. Bequette said his father worked in a skyscraper in Little Rock, 箱舟。, and that his building was evacuated.

We wanted the news coverage as a family, and we all knew we were witnessing history in real time,” 彼は言った. “We knew our country would never be the same.

But Bequette said he also remembered howunifiedthe country was.

Former pro football player and Iraq War veteran Jake Bequette announces his 2022 Republican primary challenge against Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas, 七月に 12, 2021, in a campaign video.
Former pro football player and Iraq War veteran Jake Bequette  announces his 2022 Republican primary challenge against Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas, 七月に 12, 2021, in a campaign video.

Former pro football player and Iraq War veteran Jake Bequette announces his 2022 Republican primary challenge against Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas, 七月に 12, 2021, in a campaign video.

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