On February 29, 2012 Leave No Veteran Behind partnered with American Legion Post 758 and the Military Affairs Committee at the Union League Club of Chicago to celebrate the legacy of African Americans in the military. Our guest of honor Lieutenant General Honoré U.S. Army (Ret.) was interviewed live by Chicago luminary William E. (Bill) Lowry Jr. (Air Force).
On February 24, 2011, Leave No Veteran Behind partnered with American Legion Post 758 and the Military Affairs Committee at the Union League Club of Chicago to celebrate the legacy of the 555th “Triple Nickel” Parachute Infantry Battalion for Black History Month. During this event there was a presentation on the history of the 555th and how their legacy continues to impact our nation today. After this Colonel Christine B. “Nickey” Knighton (Ret.) gave the keynote address.
Colonel Knighton was one of the first African American females to earn the right to fly both the UH-1 Huey and the UH-60 Black hawk helicopters. Her unique perspective on serving our nation as a military pioneer provided a living history to attendees on the accomplishments of African Americans and how those accomplishments have impacted the fabric of our nation.
In the fall of 2010 Stedman Graham, successful businessman and Veteran, partnered with Leave No Veteran Behind to provide workforce development and identity training to Veterans enrolled in the Leave No Veteran Behind transitional job program. Mr. Graham spoke about his military service and his success as a businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Using his Nine-Step Success Process™, Mr. Graham helped attending Veterans better understand who they are, develop a vision for their lives, and provide a continuous approach for growth, learning, and maximize their personal and professional potential. LVNB believes that Mr. Graham’s presence and words were a great inspiration and provided valuable guidance to returning Veterans trying to navigate the current difficult economic and employment environment.