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The Adaptive Training Foundation and Klutch: A Creative Company have teamed together to create the Dear Flag video and jumpstart the movement it represents. The video features veterans, many of whom were wounded in combat, and athletes, who all train at the Adaptive Training Foundation, expressing their love and gratitude for the American flag by speaking directly to it.
In light of recent turmoil over national anthem protests, the video is a message that transcends political beliefs to remind us that we all share common ground under the American flag and share the values of Freedom, Equality, and Justice. Together, veterans and athletes share an important and unifying lesson: “Dear Flag: it is under your banner that men dare to hope for something better.”
David Vobora, former NFL linebacker (St Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks) and founder of the Adaptive Training Foundation, worked with George Kenyon, writer, and executive producer at Klutch to produce the video.
In Vobora's own words: “We felt that through the lens of gratitude, all Americans might be invited to rediscover our common ground knowing that it will be impossible to move forward as a nation without each other.”
Kenyon, who wrote and co-produced the video stated, "I am hopeful that in some small way this video can remind people of the deep-rooted values that bind us all as Americans and human beings."
The adaptive athletes featured in the video are comprised of both combat injured veterans and civilians from all backgrounds. They include: Cpl. Blake Watson USMC, Vanessa Cantu, Cpl. Brian Aft USMC, SPC Derrick Ross US Army, Chauncey Jenkins, Sgt. Dan French US Army, Tsgt Chris Wolff USAF, LCpl Phillip Quintana USMC, Heath Maloy, SPC Lawrence Green US Army, LCpl Emmett Pryor USMC, SPC Kevin Trimble US Army, George Kenyon and David Vobora.
The Adaptive Training Foundation’s mission is to empower people with physical disabilities to transform their lives through exercise and community. The 501(c)3 gym in Dallas, TX was founded by retired NFL linebacker David Vobora, who operates as the organization’s CEO.
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We would love to hear your Dear Flag letter. Please add your voice to the movement in either of these two ways:
1) Record a video of you reading your letter, post it online, and email a link to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Send us your written letter using the form below.
The Dear Flag Video has been featured on many news platforms throughout the United States.
David Vobora speaks to Fox News about the Dear Flag movement.
This online news source emphasizes the importance of the message behind the Dear Flag video.
Many of the athletes who appear in the video sat down for an interview with NBC news.