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Episode 9

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Published on:

14th Dec 2019

9:01am

SRVD.VET presents: Wreaths Across America Day

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REMEMBER

Our Fallen U.S. Veterans.

HONOR

Those who Serve.

TEACH

Your children the Value of Freedom.


Episode 9 | SRVD.VET presents: Wreaths Across America Day

The donation of wreaths from the Worcester Wreath Co. began as a personal tribute from the Worcester family to military veterans who gave their lives for this country. The family quietly made these wreath donations to Arlington National Cemetery for nearly 15 years before a photo set them on a path they hadn’t dreamed about.

For Wreaths Across America, wreath quality is important.

Symbolically, wreaths represent everlasting life. These seemingly simple evergreens are so much more than a decoration placed on a grave. Wreaths Across America exists because hundreds of thousands of people across the United States and abroad responded to the emotional power of these wreaths and their simple ability to honor military members and their families. To this day, the outpouring of donations from thankful Americans humbles the Worcester family and makes them proud to be a part of something they never foresaw or intended.

Engage :

  • https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
  • https://worcesterwreath.com


Resources used:

  • https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1712136/wreaths-across-america-how-one-tribute-started-a-movement/
  • https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/how-wreaths-across-america-works
  • https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/our-story
  • https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/remember-honor-teach/#remember


"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf "Servo/9414"

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Episode 8

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Published on:

2nd Oct 2019

9:01am

Guide On Bearer | Double Epic 8 | SRVD# 2112-795 ?!?! | NOT a Grumpy Sergeant, what???

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* Note: Mature Audience*

Double Epic Episode 8

Helpful Grumpy Sergeant explores Veteran Canteen Services [www.shopvcs.com]

Mentor Minute of the Week:

"Challenge others to be the leader that they needed or that person they needed at a tough point in their life..."

SRVD Mission Brief:

- Not being broken down, instead being built up for something better

-O/H/I/O : Ohio National Guard "Shout OUT!"

-Raf and Ashley discuss GUARD Life

-Life challenges in the most unfortunate and concentrated mix

- M4 issued/ Weapon 68 : My BIRTHDAY present from Uncle Sam!

"TURN ROCK BOTTOM into a TRAMPOLINE!"

"My Pride was my DOWNFALL"


MOST IMPORTANT THOUGHT OF EPISODE 8:

"Because ALL too often, it's really HARD to DEFEAT an ENEMY with an outpost in your HEAD!!!"

Leaving to Living Debrief:

"We ALL can wake up everyday and make a difference!!!"

Ms. Veteran America -- Soooo Awesome, check it out!!!

https://www.msveteranamerica.org

#HERSTORY

Charity that Ms. Veteran America supports:

https://www.finalsaluteinc.org/Home.html


Connect with Ashley on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram - search for Ashley M. Gorbulja-Maldonado


"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf "Servo/9414"

https://www.srvd.vet

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Episode 7

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Published on:

25th Sep 2019

8:00am

'SERVO' is your new NAME | To Be OF Service & Not just IN Service

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SRVD's WHY: Epic Episode 7

Not just to be in Service, but to be OF Service

Raf is given a new name: SERVO

"Servo" comes from the Latin verb “servare” meaning to serve.

“Servo” is the first person singular which means “I serve.” As it is, the present tense of “servare” is:

servo =I serve.

servas = you serve (singular).

servat = he /she serves.

servamus =we serve.

servatis = you serve (plural).

servant =they serve.

Etymologically, some English words which come from Latin are: serve; service; servant; servitude; server; servile; servitor; and servility.

(Jaigobin Shivcharran, Ph.D. Secondary and Tertiary Education & Linguistics, Summit University of Louisiana (1998), https://www.quora.com/What-does-servo-mean-in-Latin)

"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Servo 9414

https://www.srvd.vet

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Episode 6

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Published on:

18th Sep 2019

10:00am

SRVD Legacy Non-Profit Organization : the Check 6 Foundation with Founder, Rob Balzano

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Amazing show, Episode 6, with Rob Balzano (SRVD Radio Episode 3), Founder of the Check 6 Foundation.

Raf and Balz discuss the origins of the organization, dive deep into its mission and the tremendous impact that this SRVD Legacy non-profit partner has had on Raf and others.

As discussed in the episode (29:00) | A campaign to help out a family in need! Please consider giving with tremendous love and support:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/check6jolley

Check 6 Foundation website: www.check6.org

The Six Pillars of the Check 6 organization:

-Aid

-Assist

-Hope

-Experience

-Purpose

-Inspire


"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf

https://www.srvd.vet


Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Episode 5

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Published on:

16th Sep 2019

4:15am

The Missing Episode | Where was my Hump Day boost?

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This is the short version, of the missing 'Episode 5' story; where your host, Raf, fell short and did not deliver on the Hump Day boost he promised, in part because of a lack of planning as it turned out to be Sept 11 on this past Wednesday's scheduled release... in this version of episode 5, Raf shares the challenge of getting the original episode 5 out and how he totally missed the goal line.

In keeping things Real - as was also promised, this quick 10 min episode explains what happened! It brings to light that LIFE isn't always perfect; but recovery is always available.

Lessons Learned captured and discussed; a recent discovery that staying awake to your own episode is critical in this thing called 'creating content'...this is Real LIFE and why SRVD Radio exists!

"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf

https://www.srvd.vet


Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

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About the Podcast

SRVD Radio
Helping in working through 'Leaving to Living' and growing the SRVD community with the GetOneGiveOne sticker campaign.
"SRVD" is simply the word "SERVED". This SRVD journey started exactly 4 years ago -- you see around this time period in 2015, I had achieved my goal of reaching 20 years of Honorable Military Service. I was ready to start my 'normal-civilian-life' -- what I didn't know was that the biggest challenge of my entire life was just brewing and in a few short months... I was going to become, "That GUY"--lost in the dark valley of my mind without a plan...