American Snippets

American Snippets

Barbara Allen is a Gold Star wife, author, speaker and veterans advocate. Dave Brown is an investor and lifestyle entrepreneur. Together Barb and Dave bring you inspiring stories from exceptional Americans who will not simply inspire you, but propel you into action in your own life. The goal of American Snippets and their all-star lineup of guests is to re-ignite that spark within you, by showing you the exceptional things being done by Americans all across this great nation. Their mission is to create a meaningful platform that encourages national pride, promotes the American Dream, emphasizes the upshot of giving back, and supports all who honorably serve. Follow American Snippets as they seek out Americans who exemplify resilience and tenacity, and use their message to not only elevate yourself but others too. Find out more at https://americansnippets.com... Show More
September 28, 2017 45 min
It’s easy to be inspired by our active duty and veteran community. Our military personnel have been engaged in over a decade of war, often with multiple deployments. They sacrifice time with their families and place themselves in harm’s way so that the rest of us may pursue our own paths, secure in the knowledge that they are on the job. It’s easy to feel upset or angry when we learn of casualties, when we see grieving families, or when we see the visible wounds left by war. What’s harder to do is to see the invisible wounds our veterans may be bearing such as the stress and anguish they experience upon their return from combat. Some people smack a bumper sticker on their car, or change a social media profile picture, or comment on an article, and for them, that is their way of addressing this issue and showing support. But Killian and Sean Duclay take it to a whole new level. Our guests on this episode never served in the military- they’re barely old enough to vote. But what they have done to fight the unseen battle of PTSD and veteran suicide right here in this country is nothing short of exceptional. Their organization, Sail Ahead, takes veterans and their families out on the sea, where the fresh air and camaraderie have plenty of room to begin healing those dangerous unseen wounds of war. Listen in as we talk to these remarkable young men. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the featured article, video, and more at americansnippets.com/017
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