Stories of Service

They protect and save us.

We admire them and aspire to be like them. In uniform, in Our Communities, in every branch of the military, Our Heroes give their all —and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice.

These are their stories. On the eleventh of every month, we celebrate these selfless men and women with profiles of their service. Reflecting on their accomplishments and respecting each challenge overcome. Take note. Take pride. Please join us in honoring them here.

A Precious Commodity

In challenging circumstances, always do the right thing. Sometimes the right thing is the hardest thing to do, but always do the right thing,” said Ralph Galati who spent over a year as a POW after his jet was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnam military. Today, he works to remember and share the lessons he learned during that difficult time. “This is not meant as a joke, I’m happy to be alive. Enjoy your freedom. It is a very, very precious commodity. I’m not sure that we all know how valuable it is and how rare it is.”

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