Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lean thought for the day

Yesterday morning at 7:00 I gathered with about two hundred people at the Vietnam Memorial in back of the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I. honoring those some 250 men who paid the ultimate price. I am a Vietnam Veteran and not a day goes by that I don't think of the fallen heroes who ransomed our freedom. On one of the plaques was the name George Bourne he graduated with me from high school in 1966. I knew George as a almost painfully shy person who didn't say much but I read that he gave his life to save his fellow men.
lean R.I. is a way of honoring their memory by respecting the gifts we have been given and using our gifts wisely and efficiently. We must become a more efficient nation the private sector as well as in government and nonprofits.

1 comment:

  1. First - thanks to you and to all of our veterans for your service. We truly live in the greatest country in the world and I appreciate your sacrifice to preserve and protect our freedoms and to vanquish our enemies.

    We face a different sort of enemy here at home in RI and in the US. Complacency, apathy, fear, and self-interest are the foes we must defeat in order to realize our full potential and build a more perfect state and a more perfect union.