NRA members came together in Christian devotion to hear inspirational messages and music from an outstanding slate of presenters, including a heart-lifting keynote from American hero Oliver North.
Joe Gregory, founder of the NRA Ring of Freedom, returned again this year to offer the invocation, and crowd favorite Scotty Wilbanks, an energetic and gifted Christian musician, was back to uplift the crowd with favorites like "I Saw the Light" and "I Need You".
The morning' sinspirational speaker was Adam LaRoche, well-known for his successful career in Major League Baseball and more recently as one of the "Buckmen" on the Outdoor Channel series, "Buck Commander". LaRoche surprised the sports world when he retired early from baseball, forgoing a multi-million dollar contract in favor of more family time, and creating the E3 Foundationto support military veterans and to battle human trafficking.
The keynote speaker was Lt. Col. Oliver North, whose service in the U.S. Marine Corps, the NRA Board, his long-running Fox News series, "War Stories with Oliver North", have made him an icon of the conservative movement.
North encouraged his listeners to build "better relationships ... the most important being our relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ".
North made clear what's most important in his life - having his grandkids say, "Granddad taught me to fight the good fight" and be a role model.
After a closing prayer from Universal Coin's Forest Hamilton, NRA Director Susan Howard returned to the pulpit to invite the audience to plan for next year.
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