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"The Gift of Freedom Allows Us To Give Back (Carrying On The American Legacy)"

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My family history is not unlike those of millions of other Americans. In fact, it’s a common bond that many of us carry in the States, very similar stories of our relatives coming here to make a better life. My grandparents on my father’s side of the family came in the early 1900’s. My grandfather worked 37 years as an open-hearth foundry foreman making steel and grandma was a homemaker and mother of six. Four of them eventually served in the U.S military during World War II. My father was lucky, he got the opportunity to go to college after high school on a scholarship.  When he graduated, he spent his next four years as an Army Officer overseas, where I was born.

Our family returned to the United States when I was just four years old and we settled in Florida. After my own high school graduation, I went on to receive a degree and, after a few years of working in corporate management, I decided to serve my Country, eventually earning a Non-Commissioned Officer status for myself in the United States Army.  Looking back on my own personal journey, I was fortunate to learn some valuable things from my relatives about America. America gave them (and me) opportunities and freedoms that other people around the globe can only dream about. More importantly, my relatives, along with millions of other immigrants, helped create a legacy that we can and need to continue. We can do this by giving back to a Country that’s already given us so much. 

Without a doubt, for most of us, the military gave us a purpose, a sense of duty. Now as civilians, we can partner with others to help them find their own purpose. I suggest to those who wore the uniform, we can still serve our Country in that capacity. Many of us are already giving back. It’s inspiring for me to see so many other veterans setting the example.  Honestly, they keep me going when things seem tough. They are showing other veterans (and me) that we can keep giving back. By doing so, we can inspire and motivate others to do the same, we can set more examples of perseverance, honor, courage, teamwork, and strength-the very foundation of America.  It’s what the gift of Freedom is all about. After all, we have a huge legacy to carry on for the future generations of others who will come here long after we are gone. With gratitude…

 


"The Celebration of Freedom-A Shout Out to My Veteran Brothers and Sisters" (Reflections on Daytona Beach Bike Week, 2018)

A lot has changed over the past thirty-five years. That's how long it'd had been since I last visited the Annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. Back then, I was a bright-eyed college student out sowing my proverbial wild oats, out to have some serious fun without a care in the world. This year, my visit to Daytona Beach was much different. I was visiting with my business associates and the... More »


An Allied Business Collaboration: GreenZone Hero, Inc. and Veteran-Owned.UK

  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/allied-business-collaboration-greenzone-hero-inc-john-t-krotec/ The GreenZone Hero mission to improve business for companies that support veterans, active duty military and their families now extends beyond US borders. For us, it is equally important to recognize and collaborate with global partners in Countries that have supported American interests in... More »


Harley-Davidson Becomes a GreenZone Hero Sponsor

https://www.hdforums.com/articles/harley-davidson-greenzone-hero/ Harley-Davidson has signed on as the exclusive motorcycle sponsor of GreenZone Hero, which identifies businesses committed to being veteran-friendly. As a lifetime sponsor of GreenZone Hero, Harley-Davidson will be listed on the GreenZone Hero “Founders” page, and each Harley dealership across the country will have... More »


GreenZone Hero: A Cause-Related Movement Improving Business For Companies That Recognize Veterans

"GreenZone Hero: We’re Not Just Another One of Those (Whatever That Means)" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/greenzone-hero-were-just-another-one-those-whatever-means-krotec/ We all know that conveying the proper message about our companies is everything to finding success in business. Proper messaging is critical for our survival. GreenZone Hero is finding out that in the military/veteran... More »


Harley-Davidson Becomes a Lifetime Sponsor as a Veteran-Friendly GreenZone Hero

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14885843.htm Harley-Davidson Becomes a Lifetime Sponsor as a Veteran-Friendly GreenZone Hero   GreenZone Hero designates Harley-Davidson Motor Company as one of 50 “Lifetime Sponsors” in the GreenZone Hero Veteran-Friendly Business Association Movement   GreenZone Hero - The "Veteran Friendly" Business... More »


Heroes Media Group Partners with GreenZone Hero

http://www.heroesmediagroup.com/heroes-media-group-partners-greenzone-hero-straight-outta-combat-radio/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2017   Media Contact: Adam Bird Phone: 202-656-7859 Email: adam@heroesmediagrp.com   PHOENIX 20171106 — Heroes Media GroupTM  announces new partnership with GreenZone Hero. They are joining the HMG Family with their new... More »


Gold Star Family Businesses Are Honored by GreenZone Hero

"GreenZone Hero makes the case every day that we cannot separate the freedom all Americans enjoy from the dedication and service our Veterans display and the sacrifice the families of those who paid the ultimate price,” says Kris Hager. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14479212.htm SARASOTA, FLA. (PRWEB) JULY 03, 2017 As GreenZone Hero enlists industry leaders from various... More »


The Plumbing Place, a Veteran-Friendly GreenZone Hero Business Puts Best Practices Forward to Raise Funds for Marcus Lutrells, Lone Survivor Foundation.

The Plumbing Place of Sarasota, Florida is a GreenZone Hero member distinguished with 5 of the patented GreenZone Hero Medals. GreenZone Hero awards five unique patented-medals that help Veterans recognize businesses as a Green Zone Hero Member. Each medal has a unique meaning including one for Veteran Special Pricing, Veteran-Owned or Managed businesses, Businesses that Employ Veterans, Businesses... More »


BNI and GreenZone Hero Lead the Global Business Network Industry to Connect Business Members to 1.6 Million Veterans in Florida

  The GreenZone Hero Movement "Veterans and their families need our support and so do the businesses who honor them as well. Enlisting your business as a GreenZone Hero is the right thing to do." — Mark Stough, BNI SW Florida Executive Director.   SARASOTA, FLA (PRWEB) MAY 04, 2017 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14305061.htm The worlds leading referral... More »


A Soldier's Campaign

http://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/605/A-Soldiers-Campaign Few titles in American culture earn such wide reverence as that of “veteran.” John Krotec, an enlisted man in the Army himself, knows that from life experience, but also from market research. The founder of GreenZone Hero commissioned a consumer survey in December and found that 97 percent of Americans said they would rather... More »


GreenZone Heros Veteran-Friendly Movement Expands into the Agricultural Industry with One of the Largest John Deere Dealers in the World

http://www.prweb.com/releases/greenzonehero/evergladesfarmequipment/prweb14190530.htm "We admire these visionary businesses that are leading the way in their respective industries and see the value of being a veteran-friendly business."—John Krotec, Founder of GreenZone Hero SARASOTA, FL (PRWEB) MARCH 30, 2017 GreenZone Hero enlists all 12 of Everglades Farm Equipment locations in Central... More »


Industry Leaders Join GreenZone Hero to Reach a Trillion Dollar Loyal Market

SARASOTA, FL (PRWEB), FEBRUARY 16, 2017 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14069527.htm "We admire these visionary businesses that are leading the way in their respective industries and see the value of being a veteran-friendly business. Our goal is to support them in reaching this trillion dollar market." John Krotec, GZH GreenZone Hero enlists industry leaders from various... More »


Veteran Friendly Veteran Employment Services

Veteran Friendly Veteran Employment Services Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Veteran Employment Services that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Veteran Employment Services Company and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans,... More »


GreenZone Hero Enlists Veteran-Friendly Behavioral Health Services Group with 12 Locations

GreenZone Hero Enlists Veteran-Friendly Behavioral Health Services Group with 12 Locations The collaboration with The Adanta Group helps increase Public Awareness of Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Veterans http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13972033.htm   "I hope we are brave enough to take the steps needed to change society’s... More »


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