Today's American Veteran is presented by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes The show is hosted by Emmy nominated actor and Patriot Jack Scalia.The Coalition supports all Veterans and is a non partisan outreach.The views expressed by our guests are their own and may not reflect those of The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
SSG Chris Falkel was a warrior, and he was a hero. Chris was a weapons sergeant for 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) on Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 316, in August, 2005, Chris and his Special Forces team were involved in a 54 hour battle "that will live in the annals of Special Forces history."
Chris was called "Junior" by his teammates. From the time he was a very young boy, Chris knew he wanted to be in Special Forces, and he would make "weapons" out of whatever was available to him. He used to love to turn shell cartridges into all kinds of things.
Jeff Falkel - I thought about Chris' dream of making a "bullet pen" for a couple of years, and on 24 Sep 2007 – which would have been Chris' 25th birthday – Junior's Bullet Pen Company was created. So these pens are dedicated to you, my son. www.juniorsbulletpens.com/
Reese May, 27, joined the Marine Corps Reserves at 18 and turned 21 in western Iraq. After he received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 2008 Reese felt moved to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. When he heard about Veterans Corps at the St. Bernard Project, he felt like it had been designed just for him.
SBP was founded in March 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and Liz McCartney after the couple, who originally lived in Washington, D.C. volunteered in St. Bernard Parish following Hurricane Katrina, in February 2006. Inspired by residents' collective spirit and fierce desire to rebuild their homes and communities, Zack and Liz launched SBP to help the community achieve its recovery goals. With the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and corporate partners, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a nationally recognized leader in disaster resilience and recovery.
Van Taylor We provide musical entertainment and performance through our bands for our active and non active members of our military civilian and state department personnel and any other agency that support our US Military and Embassy personnel . We also provide musical performances for school assemblies and music workshops to Department of Defense Schools upon request. Overseas family support organizations along with MWR, USO and any other organizations are welcomed to contact us for shows . We support cultural music projects for our US Embassies while on tour in that region. On the home front we provide shows for our Veterans to thank them for their service through VA Hospitals and Veterans Affairs. www.musiconthefrontlines.com/
South Carolina Military Museum was signed into law by then Governor David Beasley. Under the guidance of newly appointed Director Ewell G. "Buddy" Sturgis, a small staff and a host of volunteers labored tirelessly to transform two empty motor pool buildings into a museum worthy of its mission.
On February 6, 2007, the South Carolina Military Museum officially opened the doors of its first building to the public. On June 7, 2014, the second building was finally christened thereby making the Museum the largest land-based military museum in the State and one of the premiere National Guard museums in the country.Featuring a vast array of authentic and period firearms, edged weapons, uniforms, helmets, artillery pieces, and armored fighting vehicles, both buildings of the South Carolina Military Museum trace the evolution of the citizen-soldier from the earliest militias to their modern descendants: the South Carolina National Guard. In so doing, the Museum covers the complete military history of our State from the time British boots first touched Carolina soil to present-day operations worldwide. scmilitarymuseum.com/
Florida Military Family and Community Covenant is not another social program. It does not advocate for new programs or negate those that are already ongoing. It simply attempts to tie together the actions of the government and local communities so we, as a state, can work as a team to provide the highest level of quality support our veterans, service members and their families deserve.
Joining Jack on this very special Christmas show is Mr Pat Boone. Pat has a very special affinity for our Military and is also the head of a family that works tirelessly for people who have had a traumatic brain injury. (Shown here with his grandson Ryan who has suffered a TBI.
Keeping the Spirit of the Holidays Alive this Veteran gahters thousands of motorcyclists to insure there is no Veterans left behind during the holidays.
Jack Scalia talks to the wife of NY Fire Department 911 survivor Joe Torillo
Matthew Cary was appointed Director of the District of Columbia Office of Veterans Affairs by Mayor Vincent C. Gray in April of 2011 and was unanimously confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia on June 7, 2011. During his four years in office, he initiated several new programs for DC Veterans and their families. They include: the Furniture Donation program for DC Homeless veterans and their families resulting in donations of furniture and household items valued at $1.5 million from several military installations which has been delivered to 500 District of Columbia homeless veterans moving into transitional or permanent housing.
An aspiring inspirational singer, back with her kids after 18 long months. Her turmoil and PTSD is a story you must sit down, hold on and be prepared to listen to. Now she is a woman of God and has recorded songs that will inspire so many. She wants to shoot for the stars and show not just the Female Veterans, but all Veterans and many others who are facing adversity, that it's okay to start over but never lose hope in what you believe in! The world isn't that big for us not to unite, and raise the awareness. NEVER GIVE UP.