New Non-Profit "Continue Mission" Aims to Kill Veteran Suicide.

February 01, 2015  •  1 Comment
This week my media played a small part in getting a depressed veteran out of the house and into the great outdoors where he was full of smiles and also learned a new sport! Did you know veterans are killing themselves at more than double the rate of the civilian population?  Sergeant Josh Hansen founder of Continue Mission is doing something about it.
A well lit field crossField crossA well lit field cross Soldier looks down on field cross with his wife by his sideSoldier looks down on field cross with his wife by his sideSoldier looks down on field cross with his wife by his side
Field cross with setting sun flaring through trigger guardField CrossField cross with setting sun flaring through trigger guard Soldier kneeling at a field cross with his wife's arm around his shoulderSoldier kneeling at a field cross with his wife's arm around his shoulderSoldier kneeling at a field cross with his wife's arm around his shoulder
Silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a field cross at sunset.Silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a field cross at sunset.Silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a field cross at sunset.

My favorite leaders lead from the heart and by example.  The soldier in these photos is my favorite kind of leader.  I’ve heard him say “I’ve led my soldiers into war and I can lead them out.”  I don’t doubt if for a second.  In fact I’ve had the privilege of watching him do just that. 

 

CONTINUE MISSION is a 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION with a mission to pave the way to health and wellness for our military service members and their families by inspiring them to find the drive within through coordinated activities, education and opportunities that further the mission. Continue Mission's goal is to facilitate improving quality of life through the experience of enjoying nature, recreation and camaraderie. Continue Mission strives to build strength and determination to live a healthy lifestyle, discover the opportunities for the future and interact and integrate positively in family, social and community life. Continue Mission invites civilians and communities to join together to support this mission.

 

I am forever grateful and love what I do for a living!  Photography has led me to some of the most amazing people and experiences and it allows me the flexibility  to make my time count.    You just can’t put a price on genuine smiles.  Continue Mission is consistently making people smile and it's my pleasure to share my gift with them.  I'm hoping that my photography can preserve those happy feelings and help prove that anything is possible.  ~Brian Smyer   

Now that we got that out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff!  I like to think that photographing happy people is what I do best. Why do you think I like photographing weddings so much?

 
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Continue Mission at PCMR with the National Ability Center.Continue Mission at PCMR with the National Ability Center.
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ByeBye Big AirBig AirRocking some airtime at Snowbird with Wasatch Adaptive Sports.
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Whole Foods feeds hungry veterans at the National Ability CenterWhole Foods feeds hungry veterans at the National Ability Center
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I would like to thank everyone for your help in supporting our veterans and Continue Mission.  Together we can make a difference.  Make sure you check out what veterans are saying about Continue Mission at the bottom of this page.   https://www.continuemission.org/ 

White Pine Touring

Zeal Optics

Wasatch Adventure Guides

The Human Outreach Project

Jans

Fly Racing

Masherz

The National Ability Center

Tint & Vinyl City

Whole Foods

 


Comments

Timothy L Bates(non-registered)
Glad to be apart of this awesome family of people who are making a difference in my life and countless others.Thanks to Continue Mission I'm able to enjoy today as I plan for tomorrow. God bless you all.
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