A few years ago, I had the opportunity to vacation with my family in San Francisco, where we stopped by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Within this memorial, there is an amazing waterfall. Behind the waterfall lies quotes from the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech etched in glass-like walls. Though I’ve heard, read, and seen this speech many times, on this occasion, while reading quotes from that speech, it really touched my soul. Together, my family and I read the quotes aloud, and we all experienced the “chill” running down our backs. Shortly thereafter, we discussed the importance of treating everyone with dignity and respect. Then the kids ran off through the garden area with many other children from all different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. It was quite an experience, and truly something I will never forget.Read More
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In 2006, I was stationed in Baqubah, Iraq as a Combat Videographer in the United States Air Force. In that role, I was attached to Army units with the 4th Infantry Division and 10th Special Forces Group, along with other American and Iraqi military units. It was one of the best and one of the hardest experiences of my life. I think most people who have served in the military—especially if they’ve served in an active warzone—would agree that they’re better people for having lived through some of those moments. I have since left the Air Force, but I am certain today that military service has made me and millions of other veterans throughout the country stronger candidates in the civilian workforce for three key reasons.Read More