Comments from past events
“Somebody finally said “Thank You”. “Met lots of nice people”.
“Speeches! Learning that there are others that were in the same kind of situations I was in (there & home). Looking forward to the next one”.
“I was very surprised and felt very welcome by everyone. Felt a feeling of hope, A lot of gratitude. I will let others know”.
“It was a great event and I enjoyed it a great deal. I’m hoping to get a couple others to come next year”.
“As I have attended the previous dinners; it was an event I did not want to miss. I feel blessed by you and the honor and
love that is present”.
“There were the similarities in all of our experiences”.
" I brought a friend from MI and he is still overwhelmed with appreciation as well as me. I was pleased to see several long time friends’ show too. I met many outstanding leaders of our community, as well as enthusiasts to get involved to do more! I witnessed healing and experienced some myself. I realized again, that I am not alone in the struggle to live with the past, nor the desire to make it a better future for us all".
"I felt at home, in a peace, amongst a true connected family of spirits, yet my excitement barely containable! Rekindling the long smoldering coals of efforts made in the past, my fires are stoked and the flames growing with a passion to pursue the path I believe God has set before me. I know he wants me to commit my support to this worthy cause as well. I will be supporting TISO in every way possible and within my means as I hope many others do as well"!
"The messages from the speakers, as well as the “open mike” segment was emotional and revealing which leads to healing! More than that though was observing the host as she constantly worked the crowd, meeting and greeting each and every person with her compassionate smile, taking time to talk, making them feel welcomed and important!
You can’t buy that heart and compassion at any price"!
"A Sense of closure! Knowing I was not alone in the way we felt upon returning home. A wonderful feeling that after 40 years, for me, that people do know what we tried to do for Vietnam".
"New friends, contacts, some additional healing for myself and a peaceful feeling of participating in a spiritual happening".
"The “sharing” part of the event was powerful. It furthered my awareness that no matter how long".
"We live the pain, the loses and sorrows of war will never be far from the surface. The gathering of comrades that shared those experiences with you and understand your feelings creates a spiritual bond that lasts a lifetime".
"God is good! My circle of “dear friends” is larger. You and Steve share a mission of love that heals emotional wounds and
demonstrates the path to spiritual fulfillment. I love you guys. Thank you for your friendship, hospitality and love. I feel that special, spiritual bond with you guys".
Thuy, Just a quick note of congratulations for an outstanding March 9th event at The Eagles in Chippewa. I think the day was, by far, the best annual event you have yet conducted and it was our honor and privilege to be a part of it representing The Highground. Continued success in all you are trying to do. See you next year.
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