FYI has sponsored this #1in100MM post featuring #WorkforceStories, however all opinion and statements contained within are my own.
I’ve talked with you about the 1 in One Hundred Million web series before, and today I’ll be talking about this wonderful campaign again. It celebrates the everyday heroes who work behind the scenes to keep our country rolling – blue collar workers, teachers, military servicemen and women and the like. These everyday heroes are who help make our lives what they are. I don’t know about you, but I think that life in the USA is pretty fantastic, and we would never have the freedoms we enjoy if it weren’t for our military personnel.
Everyday Heroes – The Unsung Heroes of This Nation
Everyday heroes are all around us, working tirelessly to help our kids learn, keep our roads and bridges up and running, and protect us from danger. These heroes give more than is asked, and they do it with a smile on their face. That’s why I love the 1 in One Hundred Million web series so much. It’s a great way to remind us of just how lucky we are to have these men and women out there in the world getting it done.
I’ve seen all of the videos in this series, and they’re all moving examples of how a single person can make a difference in our world. From the teacher who learned Spanish to help teach her students to the former MLB pitcher who now makes bats to continue his connection with his passion. The story that recently caught my eye and my heart is the one about Major William Saint.
Major William Saint
Military service is an important part of my life. My father was in the Army, my aunt was in the army, and my husband is a former Marine – Ooh Rah! I grew up with an appreciation for our servicemen and women, and I think that everyone should know just how much our soldiers do for our country.
With two servicemen near and dear to me, I know how important it is to have people out there like Major William Saint, who go that extra mile to protect and serve our nation.
The Major is a husband and father of four and former director of family programs for the National Guard who is on Active Guard Reserve serving in full time capacity as a member of the 62nd CST or Civil Support Team. This team focuses on Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil, a job in which they investigate and secure at-risk areas across the United States. This 23 person team investigates and scans for biological chemicals in spills or suspected terrorist events and are also tasked with keeping us safe in daily life and at large events and for holidays like Memorial Day. These true everyday heroes have been to the Super Bowl, the Indie 500, and other major events.
These are the everyday heroes of our country who touch me the most, I think. I know first hand the important work that our servicemen and women do for this country, and people like Major William Saint give more than most! If you don’t watch anything else in the series, watch this. Although I really think that everyone should watch the entire series.
I encourage all of you to visit 1 in One Hundred Million and watch this powerful web series. The everyday heroes featured there remind us all that the men and women behind the scenes should be celebrated for the important work they do!