Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America


President Washington’s Farewell Address

Transcript of President George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)

print-friendly versionFriends and Fellow Citizens:

The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of… Continue reading

Resurrecting Live Foundation – News Letter


Now in its 20th year, May has been designated as US National Military Appreciation Month by Congress in order to give Americans a specific occasion to celebrate and appreciate our defenders.  

Resurrecting Lives Foundation is deeply grateful for the sacrifices of all members and veterans of all branches of our US military.  We honor the fallen by caring for their brothers and sisters who return, advocating for educational, vocational, and employment opportunities for all veterans and especially the nearly half-million veterans from all military conflicts and branches of service who are currently affected by traumatic… Continue reading

Salute our Bravest

Exponential Cause Marketing: A Purposeful Path


Stihl, The Cary Francis Group, Gregory Welteroth, and The Resurrecting Lives Foundation (RLF) have joined forces in a cause marketing campaign. Cause marketing, a first for both Stihl and RLF Lives, is when a for profit and a non-profit entity join forces. If the initiative is mutually beneficial it will endure and provide sustained support for the cause, in this case America’s veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury-TBI.

It’s estimated that more than 450,000 veterans are suffering from TBI due to an injury sustained while serving America in Iraq/Afghanistan. Worse yet, the suicide rate… Continue reading

It is the Soldier

“It is the Soldier, not the minister who has given us freedom of religion.  It is the Soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press.  It is the Soldier, not the poet who has given us freedom of speech.  It is the soldier, not the campus organizer who has given us freedom to protest.  It is the Soldier, not the lawyer who has given us the right to a fair trial.  It is the Soldier, not the politician who has given us the right to vote.  It is the Soldier… Continue reading

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