We are honored to bring to you a collection of interviews with our veterans. We asked each veteran the same questions, however, the power is in the diversity of their answers. These men and women give us a glimpse into their journey and allow us to experience their sense of honor and the meaning of freedom. We believe veteran's stories should be celebrated and shared as they offer valuable life lessons for all of us.

Here are just a few of the questions we might ask during the interview:

  • Who was your inspiration during your time of service? Why?
  • What was the greatest life lesson learned by you during your service?
  • How did you apply that lesson to your life after service?
  • How did your service and experiences affect your life?
  • What does honor mean to you?
  • What does freedom mean to you?

 

Christopher Bower

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Honor means always doing the right thing even when it's not popular or beneficial, just do the right thing. Always own everything that you do, be truthful and upfront - that's what honor means to me.
Christopher BowerMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

 

Mahlon Fink

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I wanted to gain the dignity and respect with everyone I interacted with. I had to come home with an honorable discharge, I couldn't come home any other way. In battle I couldn't turn yellow and run, I couldn't tolerated or lived with myself if I was a coward.
Mahlon FinkMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

 

Myrtle Council

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Do something for somebody quick! I remember that and live by that all of my life. I have been a professional volunteer all of my life and I have always served others. It's just what I do.
Myrtle CouncilMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

 

Mr. Donald Kauffman

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We went into war to fight for our country and maintain freedom doing whatever we needed to do!
Mr. Donald KauffmanMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

 

Melissa Rosa

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I learned to stand up for myself and find my own voice, that was important to me.
Melissa RosaMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

 

Robin Gilmore

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Dedication to mission, dedication to service and dedication to your fellow veterans has been my greatest life lesson.
Robin GilmoreMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

 

William Worrell

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Freedom means that myself and anyone else have the ability to speak their minds, they have the ability to act on things, and they will not be hindered by doing so.
William WorrellMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

 

Ron Moyer

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You can't be afraid all of the time because you are too busy to be afraid!
Ron MoyerMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

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Frank Strunk

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You are accountable for every hour in the military and we maintain that accountability in our civilian life. Without integrity and honor you will never have people follow you.
Frank StrunkMy Life Lessons Project Showcasing Veterans

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