Keeper of the Flame Award

 Waiting in tuxedos and military uniforms, like the uniform of the Marine Corps Commandant and the uniforms of three-star and four-star generals.  Senators and congressmen flit about, and former Secretary of Defense Jim Schlesinger looms tall above the crowd with his wild burst of white hair.  A group of Marines look like exotic birds, with their red-vested chests and gold stripes down their legs, and there’s a gaggle of men in tuxedos with medals hanging off their lapels, yards of medals, acres of medals, enough metal to stop a full burst of high-velocity machine-gun fire.  At the center of the room, Frank Gaffney, tonight’s host and the president of the Center for Security Policy…

– Esquire Magazine