As we all navigate through these difficult times, we invite you to join us Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:30 pm PST for a family friendly online concert from award winning rock band CTS-Called To Serve. Presented by Crowd Music, high def, high fidelity show straight to your living room.
With the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation, the Gary Sinise Foundation has launched a dedicated campaign called, Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service, which addresses the needs and priorities of those it is entrusted by the American people to serve and honor, with the addition of healthcare professionals.
During this public health crisis, Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service will be the gateway for providing grants to first responders in need of personal protective equipment when answering COVID-19 service calls.
Please visit the site garysinisefoundation.org
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, primetime television and podcast show host, author, and keynote speaker. He was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer of the Eastman Kodak Company from 2006-2010
On October 8th 2013 C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett premiered and airs weekly Tuesdays at 9:30P ET/PT on Bloomberg. It features an inside look at major companies and brands. Hayzlett investigates the executive team of recognized brands. The show profiles various business models and offers new perspectives on boardroom decision-making.
Jeffrey's is the Author of The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing?, Running the Gauntlet , Think Big, Act Bigger,
We are Talking with Nick Calona Vice President of The Seafarers International Union.
The Seafarers International Union, represents professional United States merchant mariners sailing aboard U.S.-flag vessels in the deep sea, Great Lakes and inland trades.
SIU members sail in the three shipboard departments: deck, engine and steward. They work aboard a wide variety of vessels, including commercial containerships and tankers, military support ships, tugboats and barges, passenger ships, gaming vessels and many more.
Chartered in 1938, the SIU prides itself on representing the best-trained, most efficient crews in the world. A key to meeting that standard is the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, located in Piney Point, Md. The center is a vocational training facility operated by an SIU-affiliated entity. (Full details about the center appear elsewhere in this site.)
Today, the SIU is the largest North American union representing merchant mariners. It is a dynamic, politically active organization dedicated to protecting the membership’s job security by constantly staying a step ahead of the ever-changing needs of the industry.
David Charbonnet joined the Navy SEAL program and everything was fine, then a freak Navy SEAL training accident left David paralyzed from the waist down leaving him doubting everything.
In 2011, David and some friends went skydiving right before his first deployment and something went wrong with David’s parachute on the second jump.He had a 80-feet fall which broke his back and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Now all his dreams of being a Navy SEAL were shattered and David began doubting God’s will for his life.
David was being treated and rehabilitated at the VIP NeuroRehabilitation Center in San Diego. The clinic was dedicated in helping disabled military, veterans, children, and others who’ve suffered brain or spinal cord injuries or other debilitating conditions like stroke, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. The dedicated staff and medical team at the center really helped bring back joy and purpose in David’s life.
David and his wife, Janet, serve at VIP today, where he is a big inspiration to all those around him.
Chris Krimitsos, founder of Florida Podcasters Association, is a serial entrepreneur and community builder whose goal is to build Florida into the number one location for podcasting talent.
WHAT IS PODFEST? Podfest Expo is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video. We’re proud to unite as many people as possible to learn, get inspired, and grow better together. PODFEST.com flapod.org
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.
Stephen had everything to live for; a great wife, five wonderful children, a devoted extended family, and friends. Stephen’s parents were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi, whose encouraging and inspirational phrase “while we have time, let us do good” were words that Stephen lived by. Stephen’s life and heroic death serve as a reminder to us all to live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good
Patrick M. Nesbitt, Sr. is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Windsor Capital Group, Inc., which is based in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Nesbitt started his real estate career at age 13, rehabilitating residential projects in his native Detroit, Michigan.
Since he created Windsor Capital Group over 36 years ago, the Company has become the largest private owner and operator of Embassy Suites by Hilton hotels. In addition, WCG owns and manages other hospitality assets under Marriott.
Patrick Also served in the US Air force.
Walt Gragg is an attorney and former state prosecutor. Prior to law school, he spent a number of years in the military. He is a Vietnam veteran and has had many interesting assignments, including a tour with Special Forces (Green Berets).
World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points.
Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses.
Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. There’s one thing that’s certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the
red line between life and death. Red-Line and Chosen-One
Brian was a Specialist in the US Army, KY National Guard, Company B, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Prior to deployment, Brian was attending Eastern Kentucky University, working on his education to become a commercial pilot. 9/11 interrupted those plans and our lives, like it did so many others. After his deployment and return home, he knew he was exiting the Guards in a short time, and wanted to continue his quest to become a commercial pilot as quickly as he could.
November 20, 2003 started out like any other day. It was a day of excitement for all of us. It was the day that Brian was going to test for his commercial pilot’s license. Brian, his instructor, and a passenger were flying out early that morning – unexpectedly, they had been asked to take the passenger to a larger airport at the last minute before flying on to Bowling Green, KY for the test. the plane Brian was flying in crashed just after take-off, killing the pilot, him, and the passenger. It was the most horrific day of my life. I had lost my only son. The air was sucked out of my entire body, my heart was broken, my soul black with mourning. What was supposed to be one of the most joyous days in Brian's life was destroyed in the blink of an eye.
Bravo748 has several different and personal meanings. Bravo is for Brian – a brave and daring young man who was always serving others. 748 represents several meanings: N748CH was the plane’s tail number; 7 represents Brian's and my lucky number and it represents a sign of divine perfection and completeness in the Bible; 4 represents Brian’s age on November 20 – he was 24 and 4 signifies direction – North, South, East, West, as well as up, down, left, right – I completely lost my sense of direction and time on the day Brian died; 8 represents infinity – I will love him forever, and in the Bible, 8 represents a new beginning.
Bravo748 Speakers and Entertainers lay bare the pain in their souls to share their path to healing and encourage others to do the same. Life is for living. We can’t go backwards, even though we desperately want to.
My name is Jamie Burton and Brian is my son.