“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” -Abraham Lincoln
Here at Life Leadership, our mission is to set people free–whether it be financial freedom, freedom from debt or functional freedom. Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady and the remaining founders are committed to not only build communities of like-minded people, but to teach those individuals principles that the Founding Fathers of the United States of America observed so rigorously. Men and women from across our great nation fight tirelessly in our military around the world, and at home, to give us the freedom to publicly teach these invaluable life lessons. Because of their great sacrifices, one group of Life Leadership members chose to give back. A couple of months ago, the Rhino Team–based out of Pennsylvania–decided to volunteer their time as part of the Life on Life Initiative to honor our veterans. Greg and Lin Johnson coordinated this event, and the following is a glimpse into what this experience meant to them:
Our proud military men and women have served and continue to serve to protect our nation. Many sacrifice time away from family and conveniences that we as Americans have come to expect. Many also confront unknown dangers. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives–leaving children without a parent, or a spouse without a life partner–all to protect others that they don’t even know, some in a far-away land.
Fort Indiantown Gap in central Pennsylvania, one of America’s National Cemeteries, is the resting ground of over 45,000 men, women, and spouses who have served in the various branches of the United States Military.
It was encouraging seeing so many support our veterans. -Bruce Kuhn (Former Navy Veteran and Life Leadership Member)
Each year in preparation for the national holidays that honor our men and women who gave their lives; the cemetery displays the Avenue of Flags, which provides a unique visible tribute to all of our Nation’s veterans. This year, Life Leadership members were a part of the team that volunteered their time and energy to prepare an “Avenue of Flags” tribute by posting flag poles and flags to honor our veterans.
New friendships were forged with veterans, and friends or family members of veterans who also came to volunteer. Stories and memories, tears and laughter were shared as a camaraderie was built not unlike that of those on the battlefield–united in a common cause to serve. In this case, a small service to those who served by giving it all.
Life Leadership members have a proud history of recognizing members of our military and first responders at many of the Leadership events–a tradition that they embrace with an energy typically reserved for a sporting event. So serving quietly on a Saturday unnoticed by many, the men and women of Life Leadership–feeling a sense of reverence and gratitude–give back in a small way to say thank you.
I felt so good serving those who served our country. -Mike Parr (Life Leadership Member)
Not only did this group of Life Leadership members have the opportunity to say “thank you” to those who gave the ultimate gift to keep our Nation free; but they were also able to touch the lives of many of the families and friends of those who died. Life Leadership is proud to be represented by people who take the time to pay tribute to the many men and women who laid the foundation so that this company may touch the lives of millions more around the world.