February 2024 Revised Newsletter pdf_page9_image14

Date

February 13, 2024

Location

M

Address

Time

11:30 AM

Speaker

Mike Conklin

FEBRUARY FEATURED SPEAKER:
Mike Conklin
Chairman and CEO
Sentinels of Freedom

The idea for Sentinels for Freedom began with our founder, Mike Conklin, whose son
Kris was wounded in Iraq. While visiting Kris in the hospital, Mike spoke with others
who were also wounded. It when then that he realized the tremendous physical and
emotional hurdles these war–torn men and women faced when transitioning back to
civilian life. Conklin established Sentinels of Freedom as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in
2007. Its mission is “…to provide severely wounded or injured post-9/11 veterans with
comprehensive personal support and financial assistance as they complete their higher
education and achieve success in their post-military careers. We are meeting our
national responsibility as citizens to support those severely wounded veterans who
have served and sacrificed to defend our freedom.”