Ninety-eight percent of the watercooler talk at the Flags of Valor workshop is about sports, the weather and the typical small talk you’ll hear at just about any other office in America.
It’s the two percent that’s leftover that matters to Brian Steorts, the CEO of Flags of Valor in Ashburn, Virginia. That’s where his colleagues—the majority of whom served their country in combat—can talk about what they’ve been through with people who understand. It’s where they find healing, camaraderie and peace. For men and women who lived through some of the most stressful days of warfare and have the wounds to show for their service, that time and space makes all the difference.