All Voices Need to Be Preserved
Last week a friend and colleague suddenly passed away. He had an amazing intellect, wonderful personality and a great sense of humor. When he graduated college, he could have had his pick of high dollar jobs. Instead, out of intense desire to serve his country, he chose the Intelligence Community arm of the U.S. government.
For nearly three decades, my friend traveled to multiple war zones. Over 100 countries as he crisscrossed the globe sharing his analysis and learning the on-ground data. He voluntarily put himself in danger in search of the truth. The truth that saved countless American lives.
He was also an author, publishing many articles, and most recently, an incisive book on military operations. So as friends, we have vignettes, anecdotes, and bits and pieces of his life preserved on paper and in our minds.
But we don’t have his story. In his words. What drove him to serve so much behind the scenes? What impact did he have on our national security? How do we know the hidden angles to a situation?
That would be different if we had his voice and image on a digital recording. So EVERY American who has helped our great nation in a time of crisis should come forward and support the Voices of Freedom project. We need to preserve your past. OUR past. For our future generations to know.
As we near our Nation’s Birthday on 4 July, take a moment and think about your family, your friends, and your neighbors. Get them to tell us their story before it is no longer possible. Here is a link:
Happy 4th of July