By Andre Showell
We lead hectic lives and often it’s difficult to appreciate the upcoming Memorial Day holiday as more than just a day off. But this year, the White House is doing its part to acknowledge a number of veterans, including a man who has spent a lifetime dedicating his life to service for this country. As part of the “Champions of Change” program, the White House held a special event to highlight the life of Sgt. Stephen Sherman, a 91-year-old African-American veteran who served in World War II.
And while most people would have been content returning to a life of leisure after putting their life on the line, Sherman did not. Instead, he established the Dorie Miller Memorial Foundation which works to assist unemployed, disabled and homeless veterans nationwide. And as a result, he’s helped countless disabled veterans across the country.
“As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we are reminded of their unwavering commitment to their country yesterday, today and tomorrow,” said Rosye Cloud, the White House director of veterans.
So as we look in anticipation toward a well-deserved break, Sgt. Sherman’s life reminds us that there is no respite in the quest to help those in need.