The impact of helping young people understand how to make an impact in their community is critical. In Episode 84 we reconnect with Mike McCreight and meet Ned Childress, leader of the Fort Pierce, Florida chapter of The Guardian Angels.
The Guardian Angels have become integrated into the fabric of the community. Since 1979, the non-profit, New York City based group, has been responsible for creating hundreds of safety patrols chapters throughout the United States and worldwide.
Guardian Angels are role models in the community and lead by example. They understand that problems of any community cannot be solved single-handedly and requires the cooperation of all its members. They recognize the need to foster community pride and civic mindedness to help remove many of the societal ills making safety patrol necessary.
Do you remember your 16th birthday? What type of celebration did you have? Did you get your driver's license and celebrate with your family? For many, that time of our lives was when we mapped out our future and began to make decisions about college and careers... and maybe our high school sweetheart.
How much fun would it be to celebrate your 16th birthday on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu? Now imagine you woke up on your 16th birthday... on December 7, 1941 as a United States Marine based at Pearl Harbor. Shortly after sunrise, you and your fellow Marines are preparing to raise the Colors when you look up and notice low flying planes and think to yourself... that's odd.
In Episode 83 you'll meet Bob Cook, 75 years after surviving his 16th birthday on Day 1 of World War II. Bob has an amazing story to tell from his first-hand experience. We'll also learn what Bob thinks FDR's greatest gift was and how it transformed his life. Please share this with every young person you know!
After the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7th, 1941, there was a steely RESOLVE shared by Americans from all walks of life welded together by the passionate desire for survival.
The Greatest Generation understood our nation's very existence was at stake. They responded to save America and our allies from evil forces who sought world domination. As we remember the Pearl Harbor attacks three quarters of a century ago, it's important to ask a question.
What WWII lessons can we apply NOW so future generations will value the untold sacrifices made by our veterans and civilians to win World War II? Young people of today need to understand the past and one of the best ways to learn is to meet people who lived it... but for World War II, time is of the essence.