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Grandpa Willie the Navy Man

Grandpa Willie the Navy Man

Last week we proudly co-hosted an event with Louis Vuitton and had the pleasure of hearing singer and song write Ajia perform with her incredible band. (See the previous post for more on this amazing event.)

Here is a Life Chest story about Ajia's gramps.
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The Life Chest and Louis Vuitton

The Life Chest and Louis Vuitton

At The Life Chest™ we are incredibly honoured to have co-hosted an elegant party Saturday night with Louis Vuitton at the Somerset Collection store. Read more
Becoming Certified Celebrants

Becoming Certified Celebrants

“Grief delayed is not grief denied,” Glenda says to the room. I write it down on my hotel notepad. She pauses, tilts her head forward, peering down her nose and out at her students, as if to say, I’m talking to you. It’s not too late. We aren’t there to simply sit back and take notes. She’s challenging us to look inward. When has your grief been set aside or dismissed? What unanswered grief do you carry around?Read more
Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season as a time to carve the turkey, watch football with the family and unbutton those pants! More Americans in the US celebrate Thanksgiving than do Christmas and it is known as "America's Favorite Holiday!"Read more
Combat Injured Troops: We Salute You!

Combat Injured Troops: We Salute You!

COMBAT INJURED TROOPS was formed to support our military veterans and their families through our Therapy in the Air program that makes you smile! With now three programs to assist Veterans, Combat Injured Troops goal is to be able to help military men and women including their families. There are no paid salaries in the COMBAT INJURED TROOPS organization and they are an approved 501(c) Charity. 

Therapy in the Air

The All Veteran Group (AVG) through Therapy in the Air, in support of Combat Injured Troops, helps warriors thrive through post-traumatic growth (PTG).  PTG refers to positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life circumstances.  Therapy in the Air offers an unparalleled sense of freedom mingled with excitement unlike that of any other sport.  

Hometown Heroes

Our Hometown Heroes Program is designed to showcase someone from the community who has sacrificed time and effort to better his or her community. A local hero may include but not be limited to: an average citizen who saved a life, a renowned teacher, a community humanitarian, a firefighter, a paramedic or police officer.  This program is not an award but a way to say thanks to Americans who have done great things. 

22 a Day

The 22-A-Day project is an awareness program that exposes the little known fact that 22 Veterans a day commit suicide.  This is a staggering number that is often overlooked.  Our military serve and protect all of us and deserve our deepest appreciation, respect and care.  By educating the public, the 22-A-Day project hopes to inspire more people to get involved and work together by joining our resources to eradicate this problem.

The Life Chest supports Combat Injured Troops and the All Veteran Group and is proud to work closely with CIT board member and AVG Founder and CEO Mike Elliot.

Watch the Combat Injured Troops and Life Chest Promotional Video:

 

Watch Mike Elliot's Freedom Life Chest Testimonial:

 

Sword and Plough : An All American Company

Sword and Plough : An All American Company

Sword & Plough is a socially conscious brand that works with American manufacturers who employ veterans. The company recycles military surplus, incorporates that fabric into stylish bag designs and donates 10% of profits back to veteran organizations. A family business, sister's Emily and Betsey make sturdy and sophisticated products, whose sale will empower veteran employment, reduce waste, and strengthen civil-military understanding.Read more
Inspiration from The Fisher House Foundation

Inspiration from The Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

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A Guide To Obtaining Your DD-214 and Receiving Your Medals

A Guide To Obtaining Your DD-214 and Receiving Your Medals

Store Your Service Medals in a Life Chest for Future Generations
A How-To Guide on Obtaining DD-214

The Freedom Life Chest™ and The Patriot Life Chest™ are the perfect place to store and memorialize a veteran’s legacy, beginning with their service medals. Their time spent in service, with valor and sacrifice, honoring and protecting our country, should be recognized and appreciated for years to come. In order to receive a veteran’s service medals however, whether it is by the veteran or by a family member, the first step is to acquire a DD-214.

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PTSD and Veterans Disability Benefits – A Brief Overview

PTSD and Veterans Disability Benefits – A Brief Overview

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is commonly misunderstood and underestimated by the VA. To better serve our disabled vets, the veterans advocates at Hill & Ponton have put together a comprehensive PTSD Guide to help them through the VA disability claims process and receive the best compensation outcome possible.

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Life Chest Adventures in New York

Life Chest Adventures in New York

The alarm goes off, you might hit the snooze and rest for a measly nine more minutes... Or you jump out of bed and gear up for your day. You help your kids get ready. One of them drops her bowl of cereal all over your outfit, grrr... You fly out the door after handling what seemed to be ten fires all at once. An office arrival comes with its own set of challenges... Prep for your executive meeting... That conference call at 11:00 isn't going to call itself... What's on the menu for lunch...? Nothing, you just got called to a meeting you should have had yesterday... We've all been through those days. They can be both fun and challenging.Read more
Bridal Celebrations at The Palace, September 11, 2016

Bridal Celebrations at The Palace, September 11, 2016

The Life Chest is being showcased at Booth #105
Bridal Celebrations at the Palace of Auburn Hills on September 11, 2016
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The White Chapel Memorial Park Inaugural 5k Walk/Run to Help Our Heroes

The White Chapel Memorial Park Inaugural 5k Walk/Run to Help Our Heroes

The Life Chest will be taking part in the White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery's inaugural 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk Help Our Heroes Patriots Race on September 11, 2016.

Following the race will be the official unveiling and dedication of the one of a kind War on Terror Memorial and The Life Chest will be donating eight Freedom Military Life Chest’s to The Michigan Wounded & Returning Warriors Project (MW&RWP).

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Reading Your Future: A Psychic Reading Like No Other

Reading Your Future: A Psychic Reading Like No Other

This past week, The Life Chest Team decided to do something new and exciting. We all took a trip to see a psychic. You may be thinking this idea is off the wall or a little bit strange. While this may be true, this experience truly changed all of our lives! The amount of detail the psychic was able to go in on our life and past experiences was staggering.Read more
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - What You Need to Know

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - What You Need to Know

Fighting for our country is one of the most honorable things a man or woman can do. After being involved in warfare, travel, conditioning and multitude of unordinary experience, soldiers go through so much by the end of their service. It can become strenuous to overlook the obstacles our heros have overcome, and as a result, upon their return, even day to day tasks can be trying.

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History of the World

History of the World

This blog post will go down in history as the greatest piece of writing ever.Read more
Teaching is a Tough Job

Teaching is a Tough Job

Whether it be in kindergarten, high school, or college, teaching can be a tough job.Read more
Cultural Impacts on Education

Cultural Impacts on Education

When I was a toddler, I did not say a word.Read more
Paper, Pencils, Backpacks, Oh My!

Paper, Pencils, Backpacks, Oh My!

It's always good to be prepared! We've developed a list of sorts for you or someone you know that is headed back to school this Fall! We have included everything you need to start your endeavors:Read more
How Taking Notes Correlates to Good Grades

How Taking Notes Correlates to Good Grades

The one thing most people always dreaded in school was note-taking.Read more
Give Your Taste Buds a Present!

Give Your Taste Buds a Present!

When summer time comes around, everyone is looking for the appetizer at the party that is going to make the crowd go, "Wow!" Read more