Like most Americans, Mike Parks, Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross, Northeast Ohio Region has poignant memories of the events of September 11, 2001.
Unlike most Americans, Mike attained the rank of Rear Admiral while serving with the United States Coast Guard, and was the commanding officer of a Coast Guard Cutter when the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 occured.
Mike was asked to share his memories on the 14th anniversary of the attacks at the annual USO of Northern Ohio Golf Outing and Clambake at Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake. He also offered his observations about how the U. S has changed since that day.
You can see and hear Mike deliver his remarks here.
Services to the Armed Forces is a primary focus of the Red Cross. You can learn more about those services at http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/support-military-families.