Josh Irby

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Monday Motivation: We Were Soldiers

wwsHappy Memorial Day. I am grateful to all the men and women who fight to protect freedom around the world—especially those who paid the ultimate price.

I thought this speech from the movie “We Were Soldiers” was a good fit for today. As his unit prepares to leave for Vietnam, Lieutenant Colonel Harold Moore addresses the 7th Cavalry in front of their family and friends. His words remind us not only of the sacrifice made for freedom, but also of true sacrificial leadership.

So let us understand the situation. We are goin’ into battle against a tough and determined enemy. I can’t promise you that I will bring you all home alive. But this I swear before you and before Almighty God: That when we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to stop off. And I will leave no one behind.

How will you lead this week?


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