Salute to Patriotism and Statesmanship

Photo of Military Honor taken by Tonya Fitzpatrick

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” — James Allen

We owe our men and women in uniform a huge debt.  They are our heroes. Not only do they sacrifice their lives for the freedoms we enjoy, they also display incredible statesmanship in the line of duty.

Chez Chesak is an Army National Guardman turned travel journalist.  In 2005, Chez was deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq, as part of a combat team comprised of individuals with valuable life experiences.  Chez says it was their maturity and life experiences that allowed his team to accomplish their tasks while displaying empathy and humanity.

Leslie Riley graduated from the West Point Military Academy.  She was a 2nd Lt. and flew CH-47D Chinook helicopters.  During her tours to Kosovo and South Korea, Leslie said she saw those counties from a different vantage point as she fly over the countryside.

Join us for conversations with two of America’s finest as we thank them for their incredible statesmanship, service and learn whether deployment overseas changed how they travel the world today…on World Footprints with Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick.


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