On Feb 20, the moving documentary Thank You For Your Service will have a screening at Stonefield Stadium 14 theater in Charlottesville. To purchase tickets, go here: https://gathr.us/screening/21750 Advertisements
Today’s guest blog is by Nick Karnaze, Marine Corps veteran and founder of Stubble & Stache, a premium skin and beard care company. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. “If you are going to be stupid, be smart about it” is one of my favorite sayings. And by all accounts, starting a business is a… Continue reading From combat to commerce: Why stubborn, battle-hardened vets make wonderful entrepreneurs
Happy New Year. Oh, wait, it’s the 23rd of January. We’re already three weeks into the new year. So, Happy end of first month? Happy something or other? Happy I’m really late with this blog post? No. As veterans, our attitude and demeanor doesn’t change when we get a new calendar. Most of us don’t… Continue reading New Year, New Me? Not Quite…
This Saturday, November 11, is Veteran’s Day. For many civilians, it can be confusing. Do you go to a gravesite (sure, if you want)? Flag at half mast (nope)? Randomly buy veterans beer (me first, please)? Before I explain Veteran’s Day, let me tell you what you can do on Saturday. You can come see… Continue reading How do you thank a veteran? Learn.
When military members transition back to civilian life they quickly discover that something is missing. Camaraderie. Despite the best efforts of our Lone Ranger culture that dominates the United States today, certain groups of individuals still are able to create tight-nit relationships among their co-workers. The military is a shining example of that camaraderie, and… Continue reading A Conversation with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
Private Morgan Fraser of the New Zealand Army died during a mountaineering accident on June 27th on Mount Taranaki in New Zealand. His comrades from the New Zealand Army currently deployed near Baghdad, Iraq, almost 10,000 miles away, performed the traditional haka, A fitting tribute to a departed warrior. This, dear reader, is the camaraderie… Continue reading Powerful Tribute to a Fallen Soldier
The small town of Scottsville, Virginia, is known as the former seat of Albemarle County, but now has a new title: Virginia’s First Bee City. On June 24, 2017, the town of Scottsville held its 1st Annual Pollinator Festival. The day was a celebration of Scottsville having attained Bee City status with the non-profit organization… Continue reading Scottsville Becomes Virginia’s First Bee City