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published : 2023-10-28

Americans Owe a Debt of Gratitude to Theodore Roosevelt, Says Jack Carr

Former Navy SEAL and Bestselling Author Highlights the Impact of the 26th President

Theodore Roosevelt with his iconic hat, taken with a Nikon D850

Theodore Roosevelt, born on October 27, 1858, was a remarkable figure in American history. As the 26th president of the United States, he left a lasting impact on the nation and its people.

Known for his roles as a president, soldier, hunter, author, and conservationist, Roosevelt dedicated his life to serving the country and preserving its natural treasures. On his birthday today, we reflect on his contributions and the debt of gratitude that Americans owe him.

Roosevelt believed in leaving a better land and a better race for future generations. His words echo with significance, 'There is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us, and training them into a better race to inhabit the land and pass it on.'

Jack Carr, the bestselling author and former Navy SEAL, recognizes Roosevelt's impact. Carr states, 'Those of us who enjoy our days afield, regardless of pursuit, owe the 26th president of the United States a debt of gratitude.'

To honor Theodore Roosevelt's legacy, plans are underway to create his library in North Dakota. Governor Doug Burgum shares his aspirations on 'The Next Revolution,' expressing his ambition to establish a space that celebrates the life and achievements of this extraordinary leader.

Jack Carr during his Navy SEAL days, taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

'Ranchman, Scholar, Explorer, Scientist, Conservationist, Naturalist, Statesman, Author, Historian, Humanitarian, Soldier, Patriot'- these are the words etched into the granite of the American Natural History Museum in New York City, paying tribute to Roosevelt's multifaceted endeavors.

Roosevelt's life was marked by triumph over adversity. Despite struggling with ill health, he overcame challenges and embodied the concept of the strenuous life.

His personal tragedies, such as the loss of his first wife and mother on the same day, shaped his path and transformed both his destiny and that of the nation.

Roosevelt's experiences ranged from capturing outlaws to leading the Rough Riders in the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. His military service earned him a place in history as a fearless leader.

As president, Roosevelt exemplified his belief in justice and fairness, striving to find a balance between capital and labor. He devoted nearly two full terms to his presidency, then went on to run for a non-consecutive third term as head of the Progressive Party.

Governor Doug Burgum unveiling plans for the Theodore Roosevelt library, taken with a Sony A7 III

Though his political journey faced both triumph and defeat, Roosevelt's impact endured. His image is now immortalized on Mount Rushmore, alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

Theodore Roosevelt's life is a testament to dedication, resilience, and the power of making a difference. His legacy continues to inspire and shape our nation today.

Jack Carr's upcoming nonfiction work, 'Targeted: Beirut - The 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing: The Untold True Origin Story of the War on Terror,' delves into a critical event in history, shedding light on the untold aspects of the war on terror. Carr's unique perspective as a former Navy SEAL and bestselling author brings depth and authenticity to this important narrative.