Tag Archives: Navy

The Duality of the American Veteran

By: Peter Sessum Serving in the military is one of those few jobs that brand you for life. No matter what you do, you will always be a veteran. It is one of the few professions that stays with you … Continue reading

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The Vet Fireworks Courtesy Compromise

This comes up every year but since 2015 seems to be the year of the butthurt it has blown way out of proportion. Some people are complaining that they are asked to not be American on the most American day of … Continue reading

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The flag is more than piece of cloth whether you like it or not

By Peter Sessum The American flag has been in the news a lot lately. Last month, a photographer took a picture of a baby being cradled in an American flag being held by a person in a Navy uniform and … Continue reading

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Hiring a Vet part 3: Leading Veterans in the Workplace

By: Peter Sessum Many companies like the good press that comes from saying they like to hire veterans. Some companies even follow through with that. Unfortunately, many civilian supervisors do not understand how to lead veterans. Mostly it is due … Continue reading

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The Freedom Run, a Run to Remember

By: Peter Sessum Veterans Day is coming up and that means it is time, once again, for the Freedom Run. Many people talk about remembering the fallen but how many actually do anything about it? The brainchild of an FDNY … Continue reading

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What it Feels Like to be a Veteran

By: Peter Sessum Looking at pictures of a military airplane bone-yard I couldn’t help but think that is what it felt like to be a veteran. Made for a specific purpose and once the purpose is served, discarded and left … Continue reading

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The Honor is in the Serving, Not the Dying

For obvious reasons I am connected to a number of military and veteran blogs and social media profiles and lately I have found a disturbing trend. Too many people glorify dying for their country or the desire to do so. … Continue reading

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The Story of Ervin Schmidt, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Ervin Schmidt said they were just a couple good Christian boys on the way to church when the “Battle Stations” call went out. Schmidt and his friend, USS California shipmate Herbert Curtis, ran to the ship. It was Dec. 7, … Continue reading

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Why Hire a Veteran Part 1: HR

Many companies have a policy to try to hire veterans. Some do it for the good PR, some because they want to support the soldiers coming home and other just want to hire someone that is disciplined, hardworking and reliable. … Continue reading

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Where were you on 9/11? Veteran’s Day Speech from a Former Naval Officer

By: Allie Proff From a speech to Cedarcrest High School Students at the Veteran’s Day Assembly, November 2004 The first article from the Armed Forces Code of Conduct states, “I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my … Continue reading

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