Steps to Bridging Positive Change
The launch of the Hometown Veteran Ambassador Program will be designed to provide information on:
Who can become a Hometown Veteran Ambassador?
In today's struggles, the transition of many families affected by turmoil and war, the challenging economies, and much more ... our hometowns need to re-emerge as a place of sanctuary and caring. I invite you to step forward in your community and if possible join us in this outreach to break down the painful barriers to the point that the only thing we feel when our neighbor walks down the street is the smile in our heart and the healing in their walk.
This movement is starting in Spokane because it is my "hometown". We can align outreach, experience, and more to help each other build similar programs in the community you live. Let's not wait ... make the moment now. Join us
From the Founder of North West Veteran Resources
My Father served in the military. Generations of both my parent's families served in the military. I also served.
There was a code of honor among us in my family and the choice to be an Ambassador of good will and love.
Our Father was our protector, strong in commitment
and gentle in leadership with a willingness to help others less capable.
Our Mother taught us the importance of of being a peacemaker and maintaining the presence of caring in all the communities we lived.
Not all moves were wanted, nor were they friendly. Often military children and families were treated as outsiders. We could have grown up with negative energy and memories - we did not.
As a military family, we lived in many communities and even a few foreign countries. Regardless the atmosphere, our parents told us that each new community may be the only chance we had to do our best, explore the surroundings, and find what made each place special.
The thing that was always instilled in my family was that
each of us were ambassadors of our family,
our community and our nation - regardless the situation.
Having served as woman in the military in the field of electronics, there were many challenges. I joined the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict when the men and women were separated with their own units of management while working side by side in their chosen career. Guess you could say I was also a pioneer for women in non-traditional work. Recognition of being an ambassador of women's rights and capabilities was also a vital part of my journey.
Through it all the main thread that kept inspiration, positive steps, and even moments that built pride in life's participation was the result from the small, usually unnoticed actions that were a major turning point for others struggling to find balance. I have lived and worked among war heroes, leaders, and humanitarians. Yet, the hero of one person's heart as an ambassador of love is often the one I remember the most.
When individuals are given the chance to become a voluntary community member of good will, teams of everyday heroes
will emerge from within their hometown. They will be wearing the badge of courage for change, the strength from stepping forward and the smiles from heartfelt appreciation of those they meet. It is greater than any government demands, forced responsibilities, or loss of freedoms. It is the choice to participate in life with awareness and healing while experiencing receiving more than we ever dreamed. It is the reward of community and self worth, most of all love from those whose lives you touched. All because we help create a life less taxing with controls and financial burdens while abundant the nature of an Ambassador.
Vietnam and Desert Storm Era Veteran