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Patriotism, Awe, and Inspiration

Rarely do I share a blog post referencing a video clip or blog post without attaching some commentary on the lesson specific to leadership, talent or HR that I took away from what I am sharing.  Today, is the exception.

Yesterday, in the midst of immersing myself in the bliss of the first Sunday of the new NFL season, I happened to stumble upon 60 minutes on CBS.  Last night, they were running an episode titled “Killing bin Laden” where they spend the entire episode interviewing the former member of SEAL team 6 who wrote the much talked about book detailing the mission where they successfully went into Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden.

If you didn’t see the episode, I would highly recommend finding some time to watch it.  You can find the links here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/04/politics/seals-bin-laden-book/index.html

I was captivated.  The title of this post says it all.  I was inspired by the risk and sacrifice this group of soldiers demonstrated and the precision with which they executed their mission, despite some significant obstacles and setbacks.  I am in awe of the US Armed Forces.  And, I was overcome by a sense of patriotism.  This story brought a flood of emotion as it invoked memories of 9/11 and what the death of bin Laden represented.  It was a really well done interview and it’s incredibly interesting to watch.

I’ll return to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.

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  1. Richard D'Ambrosio

    Jason,
    I live about 20 minutes from West Point, so my children and I spend quite a bit of time on campus there for a variety of reasons. I couldn’t agree with you more. The women and men who volunteer for our Armed Forces are very impressive indeed.
    rich

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