"It is my earnest hope - indeed the hope of all mankind - that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice."
~General Douglas Macarthur
Tempered Steel - The Story Behind the Scars
WOUNDED WARRIOR SPEAKING PROGRAM
Tempered Steel’s Wounded Warriors cross the country to speak to schools, community groups and corporate events about their very personal stories behind their scars and wounds of war. Our members are all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of all military branches; Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force who have been wounded during the last 10 years physically and/or psychologically.
While telling their stories our wounded warriors expose prejudices faced due to differences and infirmities. America's schools face the problem of educating our youth that "different" isn't a negative. Tempered Steel's Wounded Warriors teach life lessons on dealing with looking "different" and overcoming challenges experienced in life.
Tempered Steel's Wounded Warriors face a variety of injuries ranging from burns, amputations, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), gunshot wounds to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Our warriors have survived sniper fire, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), mortar fire, RPG fire, suicide attacks, the fear and grief of war and much more.
MILITARY MEMBERS IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH LIVING
Tempered Steel's Wounded Warriors are experienced soldiers and military members left with disfiguring and/or disabling injuries. They have not only survived, but each made a conscious decision to improve their lives through sharing their experiences and offering life changing education that may just change our world. By telling their stories of survival in an open and honest manner, by sharing the beauty behind their scars and injuries, our wounded military members convey knowledge and a sense of unity and understanding within our communities and our country.
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