Have an Honorable Veterans Day! We Salute you! We Honor you!

As a veteran every year that Veterans Day rolls around I travel through many roads of mixed emotions.  The road I would visit first is a ride down memory lane. I just sit back in my driver’s seat, I roll the windows down and I begin to think about that military service member journey I once had.  The endless training exercises, the countless standards, and drills that were pounded into my skull and endured by my body for the sole purpose of instilling discipline, order, and allegiance to the team. One fight was the song playing on the radio on that drive down memory lane.  Man, did they build a strong service member out of me! Followed me riding down …

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Made to Serve

I watched her close her eyes and listening closely to hear every whistle the wind blew and every chirp the birds sang. I watched him close his eyes smelling the burning tires and feeling the heat that was beginning to surround him. I watched her close her eyes hearing their screams for help behind her. I watched him close his eyes as he started to struggle to breathe as he choked on the smoke that was filling the air. Though still in the chaos of their environment their controlled deminers and settled spirits knew just how they were going to execute the task that were presented before them. They opened their eyes and took one strong step. Both of their …

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About Tired

Well it is national nap day. It is celebrated annually to follow the return of daylight savings time. We must aim to give ourselves more rest to promote better productivity, relaxation and contentment. I’m tired. You are tired. We are tired. It’s all tired. The hours worked for my fellow Heroes, Service members, Veterans, Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Educators, Medical Professionals, and Clergy work on average about 40 plus hours a week with 12 to 24 hour work days or shifts. How do you find the balance? On top of those hours worked it is common for people who work in these fields to have trouble sleeping or suffer from interrupted sleep conditions giving the average Heroes, Service members, …

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About Done

I find it common for community servants to steer away from speaking about the difficult things they see. The human mind is a complex organ that carries a large load for our bodies every moment of the day. When does it ever get a break? The noun “Break” by dictionary means to: pause in work or during an activity or event. Now you tell me what community servants minds really take pause daily? When is our work ever done? We are the heroes that we are, serving the community as selflessly as we do because we have learned to operate effectively during the complex task that are required daily. The things we see, the life that others devour incautiously become …

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