Browning Shares the FN America Tribute to Veterans


For a number of years we at Browning have shared, at special times a video production originally produced for FN America (formerly referred to as FN-USA). Produced at the height of tensions in the post-911 years, it is as relevant and meaningful today as it was then. It uses as its script the immortal words of the revolutionary war patriot, Thomas Paine. Each year it is requested by Browning fans and we are pleased to honor your requests by including it here, permanently on our site. 

This video has special meaning each year as we approach the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which designates Veterans day. We hope you enjoy watching it.

“THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”   Thomas Paine

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