Celebrating One Another in Life: Joe and Claudia Hesh

I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy stories where people gather to support and celebrate someone who has had a setback in life. Sometimes it is someone who has been injured in war, who has had a serious health problem, or who may truly need the support of friends and family. It is an opportunity to rally around the individual and celebrate him or her and the impact that person has had on their lives.  Too often we find that happening after someone has passed away, and the person never gets to realize how people truly felt.  What a tragedy that is!

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A Story of Courage: Anthony Trzeciak

This post was inspired by the story of Anthony Trzeciak, a young man who, due to his service in the United States Marine Corp, has undergone quite an ordeal. Unfortunately, his is a story quite common in our country—needing help to address his lifestyle due to injury in the war. Courage has led him to fight a different fight.

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Malala Yousafzai: Advocating to Bring Back the Girls

Every now and again, I see a compelling story about a teenager who is striving to make a significant difference in our world. One such individual is Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old from Pakistan who has openly spoken against the Taliban. 

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The Continued Saga of Veterans and PTSD in America

I have just returned from working with the American Veteran’s Tribute Organization (AVT). We honored two heroes who had served our country. This amazing event included many stories, celebrations, meaningful moments and, of course, the ever-powerful fireworks show on Lake Gaston. This hallmark of Americana not only truly paid tribute to our veterans, but it helped bring awareness to some of their individual issues and the hardships faced by their families.

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What Do You Honor on July 4th?

Happy July 4, 2014. I know that most families take this weekend to go to the beach,  have some down time, host wonderful cookouts and enjoy summer fun.  I hope each of you has a great time with your friends and family this holiday as we celebrate the many freedoms we have in this country.

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