After getting off active duty with the Navy in 2008, I got a job as a video producer for an advertising agency in San Diego, Calif. While I loved my job, and the advertising professionals that I got to work with, I missed that sense of purpose the military gave me. In 2013, I was given the opportunity to use my skills as a video producer to help other Veterans – getting a job as the visual information specialist with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
When I was approached by the Central Missouri Honor Flight about creating a documentary, I was thrilled at the opportunity, but I had never done such a large project on my own without a full crew to shoot and edit. The hundreds of hours put in after work and on the weekends finally paid off, and I am proud to honor the Veterans of WWII, Korea and the Vietnam wars in the best way that I can – with this video.
I poured my heart and soul into making it to honor the Veterans as they went on The Ride of a Lifetime. I hope you enjoy it.