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Region 4 Newsletter - Fall 2012

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1 2 0 1 2 F AL L Region 4 focus KEEPING REGION 4 CONNECTED: ARKANSAS, COLORADO, LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS & UTAH Leadership 2012-2013 Region 4 Management Team Director Greg Madden Tulsa, OK Rhodes Hieronymus Jones gmadden@rhodesokla.com Communications Officer Brenda Homan Dallas, TX Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP bhoman@morganlewis.com Education Officer Andrea D. Everage, MHR, PHR Tulsa, OK Fellers Snider AEverage@fellerssnider.com Business Partner Relations Officer Shari Doidge Dallas, TX Sedgwick LLP shari.doidge@sedgwicklaw.com At-Large Director Stephen G. Dempsey, CLM Washington, D.C. Sidley Austin LLP sdempsey@sidley.com You may have heard of places like: Valley Forge, The Alamo, Gettysburg, Belleu Wood, Normandy Beach, The Chosin Reservoir, Viet Nam, Persian Gulf or Afghanistan. You might have heard phrases like: "Uncommon valor was a common occurrence", "All gave some - but some gave All", "Freedom isn't free". All through our history, these places and phrases have highlighted what I believe to be the common thread among all those who serve or have served in the military of the United States of America. That common thread is personal sacrifice. Because we have recognized the value of this sacrifice, this service to our country, we remember and celebrate our great veterans and freedoms on Veterans Day. Each veteran has, in their own way, made some type of sacrifice. The reasons that a n y v e t e r a n began the journey or adventure to make military service a part of their lives are many and sometimes may be unknown, even to themselves. But somewhere along the way it becomes clear, the great value of this service and sacrifice. And this sacrifice is not limited only to the individual that wore the uniform but is shared by their families, friends and communities. Whether they served for a sort time or made military service a career, whether they saw conflict or combat or sat behind a desk, fired a cannon, flew a plane, drove a humvee, patched a wound, each veteran has sacrificed a part of themselves in order to preserve our great American Freedom. So it seemed to me that the word sacrifice might provide a guide for a few ideas I would like to share and hope you will consider. Cont. on page 2... A VETERAN'S DAY MESSAGE FROM A VETERAN'S DAY MESSAGE FROM GREG MADDEN, USMCR Retired GREG MADDEN, USMCR Retired

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