Veterans, Tell Your War Stories

On this Memorial Day, we remind you that the holiday is about more than picnics and parades. It is about strengthening our collective memory of those fallen servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

In the spirit of that simple and powerful sentiment, we offer an essay by former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha, recipient of the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest award for valorous action in combat. The piece ran in today’s Washington Post. In it, Romesha, the keynote speaker at our 2015 Golf and Tennis Classic, makes a case for greater storytelling, speech making, and bookwriting by America’s veterans, so that the country knows more about who is being memorialized today.

Read Staff Sergeant Romesha’s important essay HERE.

The photo above shows Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha (in white shirt) at the 2015 Golf and Tennis Classic Opening Ceremonies. On the left is Medal of Honor recipient Command Sergeant Major Gary Littrell, USA (ret.). In the background is MVAT Foundation Advisory Board member Major General Mark Graham, USA (ret.).