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2023 Veterans & Military Families Month Reading List

November marks National Veterans and Military Families Month, a time when we come together as a nation to honor the brave individuals who have served our country and the families who have stood steadfastly by their side. Established in 1996 and traditionally proclaimed by the President, it’s a month of recognition, appreciation, and reflection on the sacrifices made by our military community. For our military professionals, those who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our freedoms, this curated reading list is an opportunity to gain fresh insights, perspectives, and inspiration.

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Executive Summaries

Reflections of a Servant Leader

Maj Gen Flowers reflects on his life by anchoring his story on the fact that he is the longest serving Airman in Air Force history and longest serving African American in the Department of Defense—46 years, rising to both Master Sergeant and Major General. He vividly describes his early life growing up in his grandparents’ home, working as young sharecropper, and spending countless hours in both church and school.

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