This weekend as we remember and honor those who protected and served in our country’s armed forces I feel deep gratitude for America. I’m proud to be a citizen of the United States and proud of our heritage. In an unstable political environment, in a world where a man can brutally slaughter young girls at a concert (Manchester my heart goes out to your loss), and inspite of our country’s current leadership – I stand tall and appreciate the men and women who have gone before us.
My thoughts of patriotism and appreciation lead to “Amazing Grace” - the innovative, driven, and inspiring Grace Hopper, who turned heads during her tenure in WWII. Her commitment to America provided breakthroughs in programming advancement during her time. I can’t help but reflect on her, knowing she was a pioneer of her time, setting the groundwork for today’s powerful woman in leadership.