Veterans Day - Leadership SHIFT Tip

Saturday is Veterans Day in the States. It’s a day to remember those who courageously accepted unimaginable risk by giving their service.

In this month of gratitude, we can give back to them in many ways like contacting Congress and advocating for their wellness, helping a veteran find ajob, sending a care package, reading the Constitution, donating to Wound Warriors or USO, having a conversation with a Veteran about their service or doing anything else that lets them know that they are visible throughout the year.

And as we express our gratitude to and for them, let’s also give each other the benefit of the doubt, empathy, and the willingness to listen to connect. We can disagree without being disagreeable.

They gave so much to protect our “alienable rights” of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Perhaps the best way for us to acknowledge their service is giving each other more civility.

To those in our peloton who have served, thank you for giving so much.

We are thankful that you dared to storm the castle.

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”
- Abraham Lincoln