In 1999, Congress designated the month of May as Military Appreciation Month to recognize and reflect on the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who serve and have served this great country of ours. This month is to celebrate and honor the contributions of those who are a part of and have been a part of the US Armed Forces and the contributions they have made in preserving our way of life. Many organizations and communities around the country are celebrating this month in various ways to recognize our Active Duty members and their families, our Reserve Component members and their families and our Veterans and their families.
Join Living Your Best Life as we continue to celebrate "HERstroy...Women In the Military". We will hear from military women, active and veterans, who are daughters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, and friends. Women from the Marines, Army, Air Force, and Navy will share personal stories and highlights from their military careers. All have roles that made them the "first" in many endeavors throughout their lives and in the military. We will hear about their many acts of courage and sacrifice that embody servant leadership that will empower, inspire, and motivate listeners.
On June 2, 2012, Lt. Colonel (Dr.) Daphne Young, a dear friend, will share about enlisting in the Army after establishing herself as a successful practitioner in the field of dentistry. One of Meharry Medical College's finest, Dr. Daphne F. Young, in her forties, embarked on a career in the military while continuing to work as an Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry. Her dual careers garnered national attention when the Army's 380th Medical Unit based in Millington, Tennessee was deployed to Iraq in 2004. Her deployment to the desert sands made the front page of the Tennessean newspaper. Dr. Young's deployment was also covered in the Journal of American Dental Association.
In this interview, two friends do not stay on script. We talk about "HERStory" but you will find us doing what girlfriends do, talk about a variety of subjects like healthcare, the economy, faith, family, mentoring, leadership and serving others. You will hear us also discuss one of favorite people, her former student and my dentist, Dr. Thomas Williams.
Join us for a show that will leave you valuing friendships and relationships while honoring one of our women in the military. Tune into 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, streaming live online at UStream.TV and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST.
Photo credits: All photos Genma Holmes expect Meharry's Commencement photo.