Now to the story of why the “N” is backwards on my business cards. My dad, Bob Roden was a member of the Osseo, MN Lions Club for over 30 years before he passed in 1993. The club wanted to make benches to place around town and my...
The indigenous people see trees as alive. People are like trees and trees are like people. Trees can teach us a lot about ourselves. We all have skin just like trees have bark, some is light, and some is dark. Some is rough and some is smooth,...
Memorial Day started as Decoration Day during the Civil War to recognize those that dies in battle. Decoration Day was a day where decorations were placed on those graves. Today, the tradition continues, in most cemeteries across the nation, an American Flag is placed on all of the graves of those buried there.
As we take time today, setting aside all of the sales and other things that distract us. Please remember to share the real reason for the day. We remember those that have paid the ultimate price, honoring their Oath, "that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;" That is only a part of the Oath, and it is found in all of those in the Service to the United States.
While many have died after their service was completed, to many veterans are committing suicide as a result of the trauma experienced during service. These are preventable and that is why I created Veterans Woodworking Workshop. Bringing veterans together in a safe environment where connections and relationships can be built with fellow veterans.
I am grateful for all of those that served before me, allowing me to serve. I thank all of those that served after me to carry on the tradition and defending "the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;"
Enjoy your day today and remember those that gave all to allow you to experience this day in whatever way you choose to.