282. Bonnie Carroll. Introducing American Veterans For Ukraine. A Powerful New Effort From Five Veteran Powerhouses You’ve Met On The Show. Memorial Day 2024. Usyk Defeats Tyson Fury To Become Heavyweight Champ. Don’t Call It a Comeback.

Another Memorial Day is upon us. A reminder of all those we’ve lost. And, a reminder that no matter how high the stakes, no matter how challenging the odds, as the allied forces showed us on D-Day and throughout WW2, and as generations of American service members throughout other points in history, the underdog can win. 

The underdog can come back. And win. We should also keep that in mind when it comes to Ukraine. Because Ukraine will show us underdogs can come back. But it’s also the time some real heroes also back a comeback. People who step up to answer the call. Including 5 people you’ve heard on this show. And one you’ll hear from in this episode. . 

And we’ll intro you introduce you to American Veterans for Ukraine, a groundbreaking new effort from our host, Paul Rieckhoff, Bonnie Carroll, Matt Gallagher, Adrian Bonenberger and Nolan Peterson.

And in this episode we dig into all of it with Bonnie Carroll (@Bonnie_at_TAPS). Bonnie is a true helper and she has helped to guide so many people through similar awful journeys. Grief is an unbearable burden and Bonnie and the amazing volunteers that she works with at TAPS help the survivors to learn how to carry that weight. They’re helpers. And as we head into another Memorial Day weekend with heavy hearts, we all could use some help.

As the war in Ukraine rages on, TAPS is there, helping them deal with the grief. Helping them navigate their pain. And she takes time out to join us for a very special episode, to help us all as we struggle to process the seemingly endless cycle of senseless violence that has occurred over the past few weeks.

Every episode of Independent Americans is independent light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It’s content for the 42% of Americans that call themselves independent. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and vets issues. This is another pod to help you stay vigilant. Because vigilance is the price of democracy. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans is your trusted place for independent news, politics and inspiration. 

Previous appearances: Episode 60 – May 21, 2020 and Episode 172 – May 26, 2022.

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