It was a day to be forgotten and also remembered. It was the day of the attack on the United States Capitol Building. A group of giving veterans answered the call following the tragic events, once again showing the resiliency, compassion and Excellence of true Americans. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
“There was so much good energy, especially in the fallout of something so negative,” cleanup organizer David Smith, a Navy veteran, was quoted as saying in the Washington Post. Smith founded Continue to Serve earlier this year, a group that links social justice-minded veterans to community activism. More than 200 volunteers came out to help after the Capitol riot.
Smith also said the events of the week gave his organization an opportunity to “come out and try to pick up the mess that was left by some unwelcome visitors.”
Voicing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, he said the group has been seeking to do more community work in hope of changing the narrative of what people think about members of the armed services.
“We want to show that we can come together as a community, we can take care of us, and we can keep ourselves safe,” he said.