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Every Memorial Day as well as Thanksgiving Day, we pay tribute and share our thanks to those that served our country as well as remember where we have been and the blessing we have received.
There is always a backlash from some in the community as their objection is “this sort of thing does not belong in a business blog”.
My response to their objection usually runs along the line of: Who won the war and what were we fighting for? If we don’t give thanks, who will?
What is truly unbelievable is the number of people I have met during my more than 20 years of traveling extensively throughout the United States as well as Europe how many people haven’t a clue to what their Memorial Day is all about.
There are those that do know and do make an effort to remember however the number that don’t is increasing greatly with each generation.
Our education system wants to forget our history as well as keep anyone from feeling offended to the point that we no longer remember what we did right or wrong as well as are afraid to have a simple conversation — in essence, we as a people have permitted those that should know better to shackle our liberties gained and retained by the 63 million that died during WWII, or any war for that matter.
We have permitted our aggregate character to be lowered to the point that true solid, strong leadership is shunned for leadership that desires all not to offend those that want to kill even them as well as shackle whatever liberties their own citizens have left, thereby setting the populace up for unwarranted attacks, deaths and an ever increasing void of wisdom.
Fortunately there has been an increasing number of those that are learning from our past mistakes, from our poor leadership, from our selfish wants and desires being more important than someone else’s needs– and one such young lad is 13 year old Richie.
The focus of his life is not consumed by the latest electronic toys, movies, dances and everything nearly else all of us were consumed by and are consumed by — when visiting his blog as well as his YouTube channel, you are greeted with a deep sense of respect and honor as well as a heartfelt humbleness.
Instead his life is consumed getting to know, remember and honor those who came before us through humble acts of his own.
As you read the discussions section of his Project Vigil YouTube channel (managed by both him and his father), this humility is found to be present in both his dad as well as Richie.
So what does any of this have to do with anything?
And those are just for starters…
They say there aren’t too many true heroes to be found today — I say they just haven’t been looking in the right places, there are heroes to be found all around us.
Richie and his father are heading back to Normandy this year and you can find out how you can meet them on his blog by clicking here.
Meanwhile, while you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, please take a few hours to remember those that made it possible for you to be able to do and enjoy what you do today.
If you cross paths with a soldier be sure to approach them, shake their hand and tell him or her “Thank you!” — they need that now more than ever before thanks to the disrespect and dishonor they have been receiving from those in authority in too many countries.
It will stir something good up in you.
Be sure to spend time with your children in doing all this as well — it rubs off on them in a very good way.
Garrett is the publisher, editor, writer forThe HRIS World Research Group, which includes The HRIS World, The HRIS World Research, The HRIS World Jobs, The HRIS World News, The HRIS World NewsMagazines, and The HRIS World Videos
With more than 20 years in roles as a client executive sponsor (#thwCES), project manager as well as functional/technical lead, Garrett is sought for his expertise for project insights, thought leadership, and team management globally.
He has been involved in large-scale and complex implementations since 1991 and has recently moved his operations to be with his wife in Brazil.
Garrett has had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest talents in the industry, and constantly shares his experiences and knowledge through content and webinars.
He maintains his fluency in Portuguese, German, French, and English with his various endeavors and contacts..
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