In 1777, my ancestor, Abraham Scharf, joined the York Militia. He was the first person in a long-line of my family that has served in the military. My Grandfather, Great Uncle, Father, and Uncle all served in the Navy. My Sister and I were in the Army. Currently, my niece, Nadia, is in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, training to be a Firefighter in the Army. We are so excited for her, taking this huge step of commitment in her life. We have a number of great clients who are Veterans of all branches of military. Heroes such as these are why we have the freedoms we enjoy in these great United States.
So you can imagine my disgust when I saw the articles last summer indicating that patriotism in the USA was at its lowest level ever. We decided to do something about this at True Wealth. We want to tell a few stories of patriotism in the Kansas City area and reverse this trend of lower and lower patriotism in America. We have been recording videos over the past year and are releasing the first one to you today.
Last summer, we recorded the ceremony at the Overland Park 9/11 Memorial and interviewed Jason Rhodes, the Media Manager for the Overland Park Fire Department. Watch the video1 and tell me you aren’t moved by this story. Better yet, make it a point to go see the ceremony live2. Watching the sun light up the chrome disks at the exact time the planes hit the NYC Twin Towers will send chills down your spine.
Let’s all do our part to promote the awareness in this great nation.
Let’s strengthen our pride for this great country.
Together, we can raise patriotism in America!