Sue and I spent Monday, May 7th aboard the Intrepid in New York City. It was a life changing event in that we learned so many things that we could never imagine about the problems veterans face upon returning from war.
The guest speakers were like a who’s who of New York’s elite. Tom Brokaw chaired the first panel of the day and the Mayor kicked it off. Justin Balding helped us get to New York and Robin Hood could not have been more gracious with our travel arrangements and our entire day of meetings.
If you’d like to read more about the Summit, please head over to their website: http://www.robinhood.org/rhvets#section-1
The day was surreal for Sue and me as people we had never met came and thanked us for what we were doing. The best part of the day though was a man whose name I never got who came in from Atlanta to thank us and told us that he owned a company and because of the Dateline piece, he was now actively seeking to hire veterans. I told Justin about it and wrote him about how noble his profession can be. He started all this. Producers pitch the idea and if it gets approved, it takes on a life if its own.