Our campaign slogan for Pushups For Charity this year is “What do you push for?” Memorial Day, for us all, should be a time to just be thankful for our men and women of our military.
We had our Pushups For Charity Event last week and you can see all the great pictures on our blog here.
This was the 3rd year we have hosted a Pushup of Charity event here in Coppell. Since today is Memorial Day, I thought today would be a great opportunity for me to share a little more about what I push for…
…and also open up the door for you to share a little about what YOU push for too.
My Grandfather, Edgar Weldon Linder, was Pilot in the Air Force. He actually dropped troopers on D-Day in Normandy. He made it back safely after the war and he lived until 1973, two years before I was born.
He ended up raising four great kids. Through the years and after many family reunions, I realized just how special my Grandfather was.
He was a man of very deep faith and touched all those that were a part of his life.
So the first part of “why I push” is my family. I always want to remember and honor my Grandfather.
The second part of why I push is for the great ideals of Freedom, Independence, and the American Dream… which is also very closely connected to our military and my own entrepreneurial journey.
My journey also includes leading other men (and women) to fight for their health and fitness. Which is why I have chosen to live a life to help look, feel, and perform better. Which allows them to be better wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, and be more productive each and every day.
So I push for all of THEM… and for YOU!
The third reason I push is to give back and say “thank you” to ALL of those who have served and fought for the same values and country I love. For me, this is the only way I can give back and give back big.
I have chosen a different path in my life to pursue business rather than a military career.
But I NEVER forget that the only reason I’m able to enjoy the freedom and independence I have as an entrepreneur and American citizen today is because of the many generations of great men (like my grandfather) have laid down their lives for us.
I have tremendous gratitude for the debt we owe our forefathers.
I hope in some small way I can honor all those who serve and have served our military with my efforts and contributions through Pushups For Charity.
For me, this is my way that I can give back and know that being able to lead others from my community is allowing me to reach and help more people than doing something on my own.
I think one of the MOST important things you can do for yourself as a human being… is to really get clear about who you are and what you push for.
Part of that may be wrapped up in your family history and people who have played an influential role in your life.
What do you push for?
What (if any) connections to you have to a life of service and/or the military in your own life or family?
Please add a little bit to the comments below.
You ADD to your own personal power and confidence when you share your story with others.
P.S. I’d also like to ask you to join me in giving back to our military today by supporting our Pushups For Charity Team. Make a small donation to the cause on OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE HERE
Again, comment below with “What DO You Push For?
We are very honored to have Sgt Joey Jones joining our Pushups For Charity Coppell Team this Saturday. He heard about our event and wanted to participate.
Below is his story. It’s not to late to join or help with our event.
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Name: Johnny J. Jones
Sgt Johnny (Joey) Jones was born in Dalton Georgia. He completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina in July 2005 and was assigned to the Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School at Twenty-nine Palms California.
In April 2006 Sgt Jones was transferred to Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. There he worked as a Communications Technician for CSSG-3 until becoming a Combat Marksmanship Coach.
In September 2006 Sgt was assigned to Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard for a higher-level security mission.
In December 2006 Sgt Jones attended the Heavy Machine Gun courses at SOI Camp Pendleton, California.
In April 2007 Sgt Jones was attached to CLB-4 at Camp Foster Okinawa, Japan as a Squad Leader for Mounted Security Company.
In August 2007 Sgt deployed to the Al Anbar province of Iraq as mounted security for the EOD teams on Al Asad Air Base.
In late March 2008 Sgt Jones returned to MCBH from Iraq as an OJT trainee with the MLG EOD support team.
In July 2008 Sgt Jones was attached to Eglin AFB to attend NAVSCOLEOD.
In June 2009 Sgt Jones was assigned to 1st EOD Company where he completed an extensive training evolution until December 2009.
In January 2010 Sgt Jones reported to the Staff Non Commissioned Officers Academy and completed Sgt’s Course Feb 24th 2010.
On March 15th 2010 Sgt Jones deployed to Southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan and operated there until he was WIA August 6th 2010. Sgt Jones’ legs were amputated above the knee and both wrists were severely wounded as well as sever bone and tissue damage to his right forearm.
Currently, Sgt Jones is an Active Duty Fellow for The House Committee for Veterans Affairs.
Sgt Jones personal awards include: Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and Combat Action Ribbon.