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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sentinels of Freedom

Last week I heard Mike Conklin speak about his Sentinels of Freedom project. After one of his three Army Ranger sons was injured in Iraq, Mike decided he should do something to reach out to the wounded soldiers when they return back home.

His four year program helps veterans with "severe service-related injuries" by assisting them to become independent and successful members of society.

The Denver news ran a great story about Ian Newland, one individual whose life was changed as a result of Mike's efforts. [News Story Here]
Mike told stories of businesses opening up positions for these individuals to help provide a career for them and train them so they could not just receive their disability check, but actually feel a sense of pride that they are contributing something again.
What a cool program.