Life’s Playlist… Veteran’s Day….Armed Forces Medley

Friday’s Hero ~ 5.31.13

FRIDAY’SFor the last dozen years our nation has been at constant war.

Thousands of American citizens have been lost, billions of dollars have been spent and countless American families have been uprooted with deployment after deployment by their soldier loved ones.

The wars have taken a toll on our country that will be felt for generations to come.

As these wars now begin to draw down, the American dream has been lost for many returning soldiers.  For many of the soldiers returning from war, they put careers on hold to serve our country due to their service in the reserves.

While these men and women were at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the business of their careers kept moving.  Promotions were lost, lay-offs enacted and families economic conditions were devastated.

Thankfully, some of our nation’s leading companies are stepping up to ensure that these returning soldiers have careers to return to.

This week, I salute the Heroes who are Honoring our Heroes!

Through privately funded programs, companies like Wal-Mart, General Electric, AT&T and others are making sure that those who have fought for us, have a fighting chance for themselves when they return home.

While our government placed these heroes in war, our civilians will be the ones to welcome them home with hope.

This week’s Friday’s Heroes are the Companies and Organizations that are providing a future for our Heroes as they return home from war!

Friday’s Hero ~ 5.24.13


It’s Memorial Day Weekend.

A time for our nation to honor those who have served and died in our United States Military.

These heroes honor us with their service and sacrifice.  They are heroes not just once a year, but every day of the year.

This weekend honor the fallen, honor those who serve and honor those who sacrifice for all of us.

This week and every week our Heroes are the Veterans, Active Duty Servicemen and women and their families who sacrifice for our liberties on a daily basis.

Friday’s Hero ~ 4.5.13

FRIDAY’SWe all have challenges along the way that change our lives.  The challenges may be large or small, but they influence the way that every aspect of our life moves forward after that moment.

It is up to us whether we accept the challenges and move forward or stick our head in the sand and let the challenge take over.

Today I salute the people who overcome incredible obstacles, the ones who take tragedy and make triumph.

Those people who OVERCOME with greatness and grace are this week’s Heroes of the Week….

One such hero was featured by Diane Sawyer on World News earlier this week.  We met her on the day of the Sandy Hook tragedy, today she has taken the sadness of that day, the beauty of the days that followed and paid it forward…..  Kaitlin Roig has proven that the best of us is often found in the worst of us.

Watch Diane Sawyer ~ Kaitlin Roig Story Here