Recently I was interviewed on a Southern California radio station. The topic was our documentary Horses and Heroes. Although, I am very grateful for the opportunity, between my nervousness and the time limit we weren't able to properly cover the who, what, when, how, and why of Horses and Heroes. I was able to cover the first four in very general terms. It was the why that I found myself unable properly answer on air.
personnel and veterans are people. They are not disposable parts of
the war machine. They are not marketing tools to increase corporations'
bottom lines. They are more than the selfless heroes that John Wayne
portrayed or Sylvester Stallone's out of control outcast Rambo. Neither
character matches the reality of who military personnel and veterans
are as individuals. As with all large groups of people, there are
members who are good, bad, and ugly, yet the media seems to just focus
on the two extremes, instead of the telling the stories of the real
No matter what branch of service, military personnel and
veterans are mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. They are our
families and our friends. They are individuals with unique talents and
dreams, who chose to stand between our nation and harm's way. In doing
so, they not only permanently changed their lives, but also the lives of
those who love them. For many the life of service is a family
tradition that goes back generations. For them it is more than a job,
it is a matter of honor and pride. It is their way of life.
are corporations who see military personnel, veterans and their
families merely in the terms of marketing demographics. Their generic
messages are tweak to make their products appear to be target audience
specific, yet the only thing military about the product is the
advertising campaign. However, not all businesses are looking to
exploit military personnel and veterans. There are many companies, who
honestly support them. Their products specifically focus on the needs
and life challenges of those who serve and are more than just another
Veteran's Day Car Saleathon. It may not seem so, but there is a
difference between the two. The former puts their bottom line first and
foremost, leaving the human element to be nothing more an after
thought. The latter puts the people first by providing necessary
products and services; in doing so they create a balance between human
needs and profitability.
Horses and Heroes started as an episode
for our TV documentary series about horses, Spirit of a Nation.
However, in doing the research, I learned there was enough information
as well as a need for both. The episode for Spirit of a Nation will
encompass all aspects of Equine Therapy; while Horses and Heroes will
focus on the how working with the horses helps military personnel and
veterans face their physical and emotional challenges. Horses and
Heroes will provide dual benefits. Not only will it share the personal
stories about the effectiveness of Equine Therapy, but we will also be
give jobs to veterans already in the entertainment industry and opening
the door for those who are looking for a new career.
We all serve
in our own way. Although I would be best described as a Fobbit (It is
the equivalent to REMF). Although the term is derogatory, in my case it
is also accurate. I'm only really capable of shooting off my mouth,
but I am very good at it. I'm a story teller, who tells the tales of
those who face their fears and make a difference. I am a researcher that
can ferret out accurate information and separate it from BS. As a
producer and editor, I tie it all together in such a way that even
civilians can understand. I might not be able to pull a trigger, but I
can back up those who do.
Please help us help our military
personnel and veterans by supporting Horses and Heroes. To learn more
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you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Yet for the life
of you couldn't remember them. Would you want to remember? Would you
want to know if it could save your life?
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