Your vote is more important than you think

Your vote is more important than you think

Religion and politics! It’s absolutely mind boggling to think that these two words define two things that have the power to destroy friendships, families, and entire nations.  There is nothing more likely to make my blood boil right now than simply turning on my television or my radio.  Even if I just want to get [...]

Federal Advisory Committee on PTSD and TBI Needed

Federal Advisory Committee on PTSD and TBI Needed

Are you looking for a way to show your support and gratitude for our nation’s veterans?  Here is a quick, easy, and important way that you can say thank you. On May 7, 2012, Tom Mahany, Vietnam Veteran and president of Honor for All, will be meeting with members of the President Obama’s staff to personally [...]

Obstacles to Life After Combat: Part 1 – The Attitude of VA Employees

Obstacles to Life After Combat: Part 1 – The Attitude of VA Employees

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Or in this case, was it the troubled veteran with the bad attitude, or was it the lack of concern and attention given the veteran when he arrived at the VA Medical Center for medical care?  Are the members of the health care community providing care for [...]

A Mother’s Heart on Veterans Day

A Mother’s Heart on Veterans Day

I wonder how different our lives would be if someone wasn’t always willing to serve.  Since the birth of our nation, there have always been brave men and women standing in the gap to protect our nation and ensure our freedoms. I spent the first 40 some years of my life enjoying all the sacrifices [...]

It’s Still Standing

It’s Still Standing

Our flag still stands today because of all who have served to ensure that it flies overhead. It is with a grateful heart that I express my thanks to all who have been willing to wear the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for your willingness to sacrifice your life so I [...]

Reflections of my Post 9.11 World

Reflections of my Post 9.11 World

September 9, 2011 ~ We all live in a Post 9/11 world where life will never be the same for any of us.  We all remember what we were doing ten years ago on that fateful day, at the very moment when we first heard the news of the planes hitting the Twin Towers and [...]

Get to know the new guy

Get to know the new guy

August 11, 2011 ~ I’m a casualty of war, but I’ve been far too focused on that fact for the past two and half years.  I’ve allowed Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress to steal my oldest son, and steal my joy. For the longest time we have been trudging through the stages of [...]

Striving to Live a New Normal

Striving to Live a New Normal

May 2, 2011 ~ Post Traumatic Stress – It’s spreading like an epidemic in our society.  If it hasn’t affected you yet, it won’t be long.  With so many of our combat veterans returning from multiple deployments, it should come as no surprise that there is a high percentage of Post Traumatic Stress, commonly referred [...]

Could procrastination be the smoking gun?

Could procrastination be the smoking gun?

March 4, 2010 ~ Apparently mental health providers treating our deployed troops are too busy to do their paperwork.  Bob Brewin of Nextgov obtained an internal message dated January 11, 2011, from the Army Office of the Surgeon General which stated that “Army units…..have become “saturated” with paper behavioral health records because mental health providers who treat these [...]

Our Veterans: The Fabric of our Nation

Our Veterans: The Fabric of our Nation

Our veterans have served and sacrificed on our behalf.  They understand the effects of deployment and war.  They are ready and waiting to support our young veterans.  We are grateful for their continued service to our nation.  Here’s a glimpse of our Kentucky Band of Brothers who continue to serve God and Country.  These men [...]