“At age 11, I wanted to be in one of those C-17s deploying to Afghanistan. To me, there was no other option than serving … the question was where and how.”
Volunteer Firefighter Trey Small believes everyone should do their part in their community. "I'm doing this because the city of Dover needs me."
When his brother was wounded in WWII, Earl Daff was just a young teen eager to go help. At 17, he had his parents sign waivers to finally let him serve. Which he did proudly and again in Korea, where he met up with another brother also fighting for his country. You can see his tribute — and maybe meet Earl himself — at our Waugh Chapel, MD location.
The American Gold Star Mothers in Southwest Florida connect on a level few others can know or share. Today, they’re honoring that selfless sacrifice by helping each other “get through this together.”
Serving Something Greater. There was a sense of duty to his fellow human beings. He is remembered for his dedication and a life of service. “Sander Cohen was a hero who makes us want to help more.”
“This job can be life or death,” says veteran Firefighter John McMahon of Fort Myers, FL. “The people you work with are family, all working together to protect families and community. It’s an honor.”
Ask Us Their name. "His name is Sgt Thomas J. IV," his mom says proudly. After losing him to an attack in Afghanistan, Leslie Butler became a Gold Star Mom. "Ask us who we are and we’ll tell you our child’s name. We don’t want them to be forgotten."
“He was a hero, a protector, a Fayetteville son, and one who truly cared about his community. Other than family, his love was the US Naval Academy.” NFL Head Coach Bill Belichick talks of his father’s humble beginnings.