Before they were veterans, they were ordinary people who agreed to do the extraordinary. From all walks of life, men and women across our country voluntarily join the armed forces. They undertake long deployments away from loved ones often enduring grueling living conditions all while risking their physical and emotional well being.
America feels a profound sense of gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions veterans and their families make. Fifteen years ago Cheryl Jensen did more than that–she got the idea to bring wounded veterans to Vail to ski. Since 2004, the Vail Veterans Program has transformed the lives of the military injured and their families through innovative programs that build confidence and life-long relationships.
The Vail Symposium is honored to present a special program in collaboration with the Vail Veterans Program. After their profound sacrifices while serving their country, three Vail Veterans Program alums continue to set an example long after their military service has ended as exemplary citizens. Listen to their stories of healing, recovery and post-service accomplishment.
This program is generously underwritten by Martha Head and is presented in partnership with the Vail Veterans Program.