God Bless Our Troops & The Leadership Lessons They Can Teach Us

This morning’s message is delivered in honor of my dearly departed brother Kevin Maurice Harris, who served our country as a Marine during the Reagan years.  I was a middle school kid when Kevin went away to Parris Island for boot camp and remember how different he was when he came home.  To say that we were close is an understatement- everything that I had learned to do up until that point had been taught to me by him.  Of all of the lessons that Kevin learned during his basic training the lesson that stuck with him the most and that was most instrumental in his metamorphosis was this one:

Never Leave Another Soldier Behind

This message is powerful in its simplicity- capturing in five words the ethos of the deadliest fighting corps in the history of the world.  What is most powerful is that the message translates into contexts well beyond the battlefield of war onto the battlefields of life.  The key is determining who are your soldiers and who is just wearing the uniform. Once you make that determination, NEVER-EVER, EVER-NEVER leave them behind.

∞ Thanks again 4 checking in-  Do your thing 2day and I’ll see you 2morrow  π

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D.V.H., Esq.

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  1. “The key is determining who are your soldiers and who is just wearing the uniform”. Well said sir.
    Yes, this is truly the key. The “tell-tell” is soldiers always spring into action! Their heart is in it.

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  2. I knew Kev well. A toast to him, and all of our dearly departed veterans, including my father, Harold Conley Jr., who served his country in the United States Air Force. Thank you all for your service to our country, the greatest on earth.

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