The idea behind Sword & Plough started with Emily Núñez, an officer in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Branch. During a visit to the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, she wondered if military canvas could be repurposed into handbags.
This is an interview with Ann Richardson, who works with wounded, ill, and injured United States Marines. She travels extensively as an instructor for Special Warfare working with both able-bodied and injured men and women.
We need reminders that God's presence is our home, here and for eternity, wherever we are stationed or posted or sent. We need reminders that we are "rooted and established" in His love for us and that no government orders, wars or deaths can ever change that.
When we talk about a healthy population, we need to remember that a very important focus needs to be on the health of our returning veterans. We need to develop and implement programs for the veterans designed to improve stress management and encourage healthy outcomes.
The warriors are recuperating from their serious wounds, both physical and mental, and conquering their lives after their wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan. They approach the mountain with the same gusto they show in life. Double diamond slopes are nothing to them!
In fact, it was I who never, ever has forgotten his face. I had, indeed, memorized it. I close my eyes and I can see him clearly after almost 45 years. I had the privilege of being with him in his last hours.
A total of over $3 million was raised. The Woodruff Foundation folks are still totaling the final amount because of the storm, re: not being able to get mail -- but the goal amount has already been exceeded.
Forget wearing a flag pin. Or slapping a "We Support the Troops" bumper sticker on your Prius. This Veterans Day push yourself to do something that's actually meaningful. Here are six ways to honor our soldiers.
Some people don't ask me to explain why certain odors elicit such a visceral emotion. Perhaps they are unsure or even afraid of what I might say next. But for those who want to hear what I experienced in combat, I will always continue. It's a story I want to tell.
Known as "Blade Runner" because of his J-shaped carbon-fiber prosthetics, South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius has captured the support of fans around the world and has a loyal fan base in our catastrophically combat wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan.
This septuagenarian still appreciates "pin-ups," but most importantly, I appreciate organizations dedicated to improve the morale and welfare of those brave troops who have sacrificed so much for all of us.
Leveraging pro-bono services to help veterans is just one example of how corporate volunteerism is catching fire. Corporate America has a role to play in addressing the world's problems, and their support doesn't stop with veterans.
Wounded Warrior had asked some of us to come to Landstuhl to meet with the medical staff there. Some 3,000 strong, military and civilian, they work ceaselessly in what has become one of the busiest trauma centers in the world.