Hero In Our Midst
Our final and most honored speaker was Msg Leroy Petry recently retired from the US Army Rangers. He spoke of his life and service to our country. His list of accomplishments was quite extraordinary including our country’s highest decoration the Congressional Medal of Honor which he received for his heroic actions that saved two of the men in his immediate command and vicinity. Leroy told us the details of how it happened. We were quite moved by hearing this first person account and the remarkable actions in the heat of battle. Leroy also made us aware of the new book “For Love of Country” written by Howard Schultz of Starbucks and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. The book has been on sale in Starbucks stores. I just started reading it and highly recommend it to any patriotic American.
I tell you about this meeting because I know it is easy to put aside meeting notices from your association and then regret it later or never know if you regret not going. This meeting will be remembered forever by every attendee. I don’t know of many people who have personally heard from let alone met and shook the hand (bionic for that matter) of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
Please pay close attention to your association and be not only a supporter but a participant in it.
|NAIFA SPS & Leroy Petry|