This was mentioned as part of our coverage of Sarah’s visit to the College of the Ozarks, but it really deserves it’s own post. The occasion of Sarah’s visit was the Great American Awards ceremony honoring WWII and Vietnam Veterans and other Great Americans connected with the college.
Sarah, who was the keynote speaker, was herself awarded with the inaugural Great American Award for Patriotism, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement.
"History and common sense tells us that when government tries to take care of us, it ends up robbing us of our ability to help ourselves. If we empower people to be free, providing a hand up but not a hand out ... then we will become a more prosperous and generous nation."
Thanks to the website Governor Palin 4 President for a look at the award: