Never Forget September 11. Our Freedom Depends on Keeping the Memory.

We all have memories of September 11. I was on a plane on my way to my office in Salt Lake City when the plane was asked to instead return to San Francisco and as soon as we arrived we were asked to leave the airport terminal. My older son and my daughter in law were in New York City on that day but fortunately not at ground zero. I had a friend that died in the building. The carnage of that day lives in my memory forever, but equally I will continue to remember what we Americans did in response to the acts of terror on that dreadful day.

Since that infamous day 15 years ago, look at what we in America have accomplished and the many American Dreams that have been achieved. We in America are innovators and risk takers as exemplified by the 36 of us who authored We Got Mojo!

Some of our stories are raw and most have had a happy ending- not all. However, on September 11 we need to particularly remember the three stories in the book by my co-authors who fought after the collapse of the towers  for the freedoms that we enjoy:

Lt. General (Ret) Ricardo Sanchez who served the US Army for 33 years including serving as the Director of Operations for US Southern Command and leading the US and Coalition forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom;

David Hornbeck, a US Marine who led IED patrols in the Middle East and patrols in Guantanamo Bay; and

US Army Major (Ret) Tom Deierlein, who was critically wounded by an Iraqi sniper yet now has completed the Army 10-miler race and several Triathlons.

The three of them have now moved into the private sector where they are building their companies while generously donating to others less fortunate. They all remember the infamy we suffered on September 11.

There are a number of other military veterans featured in the book but the three mentioned above will churn your gut with the pain of what they had to go through to insure that September 11 is not repeated and America continues to be the land of dreams.

We cannot forget September 11. May God Bless the souls that perished there and those that since have perished in the battlefield or in the homeland in this continuing Terror War trying to ensure our freedoms which sometimes we so easily take for granted.

We Got Mojo! is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other internet sellers. All proceeds go to the Disabled Veterans Business Alliance.

Sick of Politics and Politicians Get Inspired Read We Got Mojo!

Thirty two   5-Star Reviews in Amazon can’t be wrong. For example on August 28th Anne Cunnigham a University of California Professor and an author herself wrote a review on Amazon titled:

A Blueprint for Success We Got Mojo!

” This is an inspirational book on leadership and success. A must read for any individual interested in a blueprint for success. Dr. Raul Deju and his 35 colleagues share intimate stories of their adversity and triumph in achieving personal and professional success. ‘We Got Mojo” is a treasure trove of galvanizing stories replete with lessons for all of us who seek, and believe in the American Dream.”

Watching TV these days can lead anyone to depression, alcoholism or worse. Instead, go to your favorite internet bookstore and download a copy or purchase an old-fashioned but awesome paper-copy of We Got Mojo! You will see hope, achievements, giving- all the things missing from today’s political landscape. Yes America is a great country today and likely will be tomorrow but not because of its politicians but because of our people who get an A+ for Achievement. In the last two weeks I worked from our place in Kauai, Hawaii- what a difference. I turned off the TV except to get the weather reports, and worked while looking at the blue surf zeroing in on a few green turtles and my mind cleared and my hope scale went up, not because some great leader is going to lead us but because I believe there are enough Americans that believe in the American Dream that we are unstoppable.

So click on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or our own internet site and purchase your copy. It beats therapy. For $20 you can get a soft-back edition.

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