You and I have a massive debt. One we will never be able to pay off…….but it is our duty as a grateful nation to do what we can.
Last week we honored our Veterans. Those who protect our freedoms. Our most precious of assets. Without freedom, our efforts are futile. Everything I do is based on my desire for freedom. But as the saying goes….freedom is never free. We can never fully repay our veterans for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf. But that doesn’t dismiss our duty. They deserve our deepest thanks and unending support.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – E. Davis
As civilians it is hard to know what we can do to help. If you have the desire to help, but struggle with the “how”, I have an easy solution.
The mission of LTC Mann, and the mission he is asking us all to accept is helping military service members transition from military life to civilian life. To achieve this mission we must recognize our veterans not as someone to care for but rather as high performing, complex problem solvers and leaders. We don’t need them to fade into civilian life. We need to help them transition to a civilian life using all those same skills with a new purpose.
Hear it in LTC Mann’s words:
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My top 5 reasons you should buy (and read) this book
- It’s more applicable to your life than the title would suggest. We will all encounter transition points in our life. Maybe not as jarring as the military to civilian transition, but difficult nonetheless. The lessons learned and shared by LTC Mann could help you through whatever transitions you will encounter.
- Wanting to help veterans is the first step. Most civilians struggle to know how to help. Finding people who are already helping and supporting them is an easy step we can all take. LTC Mann and Mission America are doing the hard work. Buying the book is easy.
- A basic need in all of us is purpose. Mission America goes beyond a job placement program. Financial stability is important, but not the full picture. Mission and purpose are clearly defined in military life. Transition to civilian life means redefining individual purpose in a new context.
- All the proceeds from the book support the mission of helping warriors transition to civilian life. If you want to make a direct contribution to the cause, you can do that here.
- Its a small price for a big cause.
For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag. – Zell Miller
It is a debt we owe that we will never be able to repay. Knowing that doesn’t mean we can walk away. We must do what we can, as small as it may be, to make an effort at repayment.
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