NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT, MISSION SUPPORT. TACTICAL VITALITY AND GRANGER LEGACY

Mental & Physical Well-Being
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A portion of every sale made by clicking the ad link below supplements our work too. So help yourself and help Granger Legacy as we Fight This War at home.

Tactical Vitality
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• Helps restore and sustain energy levels
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• Increases energy at the cellular level providing youthful vigor
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Tactical Vitality™ is a nutritional supplement scientifically formulated specifically for veterans, active service members and first responders, as well as individuals with high demand lifestyles.

Tactical Vitality™ was developed by Enabled Health, a division of Enabled Enterprises, which was founded by wounded veterans.

Granger Legacy Outpost Kentucky Calender Fundraiser

It’s almost here. The Photo shoot is completed and the calender will soon be available by pre-order for shipment as soon as we get them!
The pics are awesome and the crew has done an incredible job. The cost is just $15 and all the profits benefit the work being done. This all volunteer crew, the ranch owners, and community are really putting this together. These funds will offset costs and pay the bills.
Thank you in advance. Click Here to put your order in!

Trying Something New

We recently teamed up with Veteran owned Enabled Health to offer one of their Products, Tactical Vitality for sale through Granger Legacy. A cutting edge supplement to help boost energy and combat stress, Tactical Vitality will also help support what we do her at Granger Legacy.
So click the pic and check them out!
Double bonus, no, triple bonus. Help yourself, help support a Veteran owned company, and help other Vets by supporting our mission too!
Tactical Vitality

Waiting To Be Found


Ancient. Otherworldly. A traveler of the vast expanse of the universe.
Once part of something much larger with the potential to destroy anything and everything in its path.

Then, inexplicably and unexpectedly its mission ended. Entering into the confines and restrictions of this world it was ripped apart. Heat and friction from a resistant atmosphere slowed its momentum as it was shattered and torn from what was once itself in a much greater form.

Now it lays exposed, alien, and much different from its bland and featureless surroundings. It stands out in the barrenness. Unyielding to the elements, it stands above the rest of its surroundings. Separated from what it once was, its interstellar experience has hardened it and shaped it into what it has now become.

Its value is unknown to the shifting sand and baked mud that surrounds it.

But there are those that do know the value. There are those that will search. There are those that are eager to find. There are those that appreciate what is waiting to be found.

Quilt Auction

We have been given for auction this beautiful handmade commemorative quilt. The auction will begin on 6 February, 2017.

The bidding will start at $250 but the reserve is a bit higher.
There have been many, many hours of dedicated crafting by several people over the past 3 years to make this gorgeous work of “heartwork”. Our always generous Quilter and long time supporter, Nina Braithwaite, describes the project:
I started this quilt about a year before I even made the first cut of fabric. Whenever I would find a patriotic fabric I’d buy it and put it away. I had a pattern from a kit I’d purchased that I thought would work well for my patriotic quilt. My plan was to donate it to Quilts of Honor, an organization that gives quilts to veterans to honor their service. I started cutting the fabric in 2013 and worked on it for 10 days over the Christmas and New Years holiday. I was working on the quilt when I heard the news about Jason’s death and decided that this quilt would be used to honor him, through Quilts of Honor giving it to Callah and the boys. I continued working on it off and on over the next year and then in mid-2016 I finally finished it. During that time I’ve followed the work that has been done by Granger Legacy and thought instead that giving it so that it could be sold to raise money for Granger Legacy would be better because it would help fund some f the amazing work that is being done. Once the quilt top was done, it was sent to the quilter, Donna Weed, who layers the backing fabric, batting and quilt top and sews them all together. She also embroidered the text on the quilt. When that was complete I gave the quilt to Lupe Withers who hand sewed the binding around the edges of the quilt.

Look at the detail:

Quilt Auction. This is a great opportunity to have a remarkable, crafted with love and honor, memorial for an incredible individual while helping us support his brothers and sisters in arms.

New Location, New Needs

Expansion is good. It means a bigger area and more Veterans served. It also means more expenses. We are currently setting up the location near Ft Knox, Kentucky for our therapy program, camping, fishing, family events, and for future hunting events.

We are prepping several camping sites near the well stocked fishing pond.


There will be a good sized firepit for Ranger TV as well. Jason wouldn’t have it any other way. A local Home Depot has agreed to help out with the pit supplies and Jacey & the team will construct it.

This location is miles from the city and well back from the road. Quiet, peaceful, and serene. A good beginning to shedding the weight one piles on their shoulders.

So we are trying to source as much of the actual materials needed from local businesses and individuals. They are helping a little, but there are still monetary expenses too. We need about $2000.00 for corral panels to construct the arena for the Equine Therapy. The farm is allowing us to utilize 6 horses and the stalls.

There are other needs here as well. Tack for our own use, storage, containers, outdoor cooking units, and associated tools.
We need your help. Jacey and the team are doing what they can with what they have, but to really complete our mission we need your support.

Take a minute and click the Donate link below if you can and make any size donation you want. We will put it to good use and definitely do you proud. Thanks to all that have continued to support us and those helping out now. YOU are making a difference.

We are also going live on 6 February 2017 with an auction for the handmade commemorative quilt. See the auction here

Donate here

Prisoner Of War

Prisoner of War, produced by Blackside Productions.

Questioned by a sadistic interrogator, an American detainee is initially able to resist a brutal line of questioning – but how much can he take? A new and brutally honest look at the issues facing combat veterans today.

To learn more about how to help veteran’s deal with the transition home, visit: http://gallantfew.org/

Starring: Josh Kelly
Executive Producers: Karl Monger and Marty Skovlund Jr.
Co Executive Producers: Max Kaiser and Chris Donaldson
Producers: AJ Winslow, James Pidgeon, Marty Skovlund Jr.,
and Matthew R. Sanders
Written and Directed by: Matthew R. Sanders
Genre: Short Narrative
Running Time: Approx 13 minutes
Release Date: Nov 11, 2015
Production Company: Hand Crank Films and Blackside Productions
Awards: 2015 SDFF Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking

CONTACT INFORMATION
Chris Donaldson
Co-Executive Producer
Hand Crank Films
chrisd@handcrankfilms.com

Marty Skovlund, Jr.
Executive Producer, Producer
marty.skovlund@gmail.com

Matthew R. Sanders
Writer, Director, Producer
sanders.matthewr@gmail.com

Level Black

“I guess they call him LEVEL BLACK, which is like the very worst…”

“There’s a lot of things that come along with Severe PTSD: Sleepwalking… can’t sleep for days at a time…

When you do sleep, you only sleep for an hour or two and you’re right back up for three or four days.

Hallucinations, constantly thinking about the situation at hand that put you in the situation you are in right now. Thinking about and seeing the faces of the soldiers that either passed or got hurt severely…that’s an everyday struggle for me.”

“I felt like I was useless. I had no job, I had no soldiers, I couldn’t function, couldn’t think on my own, I couldn’t walk on my own…

I had to have help in and out of the bathtub, on and off the toilet…”

SSG Billy Caviness served as an American Warrior for 16 years. His life did a complete 180 after his unit was blown apart in a remote part of Afghanistan. His story is that of thousands of returning Warriors:

No Mission. No Purpose. No Brothers beside them.

Devastating physical injuries,  Traumatic Brain Injuries, PTSD, and a missing sense of purpose.

Watch as SSG Caviness and his wife, Tina, recount how their lives have been forever changed. It’s nine minutes you won’t forget… nor should you.

Numbers, Percentages, and Responsibilities

Numbers. Let’s run a few:

22 Veteran and 1 Active Duty take their own lives every day. That’s 23 Americans that wear or wore the uniform for this country. That is 161 every week, 644 a month, and 8,372 per year.

According to the latest numbers I could find, we have lost about 6800 of our sons and daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters on foreign battlefields since 2001.

We lose more in the War At Home in one year than the enemy has taken in 14 years. What the hell is happening in America?

We have a serious problem and it’s not going away. Why is it so high now? There have been devastating psychological effects on Warriors since war began, why such insane numbers now?

Technology may be  one reason. I don’t mean the weapons, I am talking about the major advances in battlefield medicine and the astounding skill of our Corpsmen and surgeons. More lives are saved than ever before. The inner damage, though, still remains. Our advances in treating PTSD and TBIs lag way behind. Shamefully behind.

Those in the medical and psychiatric fields have just recently begun to truly investigate the causes and effects of both of these wounds. Two distinct and separate injuries, they often share similar, overlapping symptoms with devastating effects.

Of course, our bloated system lags even farther behind.  Behind that is the government’s response to the problem. I don’t need to mention the V.A. horror stories. Unfortunately, the news is full of the problems Veterans encounter every day.

Another number I want to look at though, is my number. Yours too if you are a civilian. Let’s look at all of ours.  We’ll start with some historical numbers.

"That 2,000 Yard Stare" painted by Tom Lea..."That 2,000 Yard Stare" painted by Tom Lea, World War Two, 1944. The painting is among about 300 paintings by U.S. servicemen and women that will be unveiled to the public for the first time at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center in September. The paintings have been selected from about 15,000 collected by the U.S. Army since the 1840s. Most have never been on public display. "Art of the American Soldier" focuses on the duties, sacrifices, and everyday lives of troops, and covers every conflict from the World War One to Afghanistan.  REUTERS/Tom Lea/National Constitution Center/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

Since ancient times, tribes, clans, communities all had their Warriors. In most of these, all men were considered Warriors if need be, unless physically unable to perform. There stood out among them a Warrior Class, though. Warriors for life. If their tribe or clan was safe, often they would defend neighboring communities and vice versa.

In these situations the entire community helped train, support, and send the Warriors off to battle and when they returned home, they were welcomed back into the community by the entire populace. They were honored among the people and rightly so. They grew older and became elders and taught the young men and boys in the tribe. They were valuable, an asset to the tribe, not a liability. The cycle continued for generation after generation.

America’s first conflict, the War of the Revolution, was our first type of “modern war” in which only 3 per cent of the population was actively involved in the war. The actual Warriors substantially less. we muddled through somehow. The Civil War has astronomical numbers as our American casualties are counted from both sides. Brother against brother at times. The total of America was at war….against itself. The entire country was left with scars from a devastating conflict. PTSD was rampant, but no one truly understood it.

WWI and WWII came along for us and once again it seemed the entire country was involved. We agreed to halt the madness in Europe in WWI late in the game and triumphed, losing over 50, 000 troops in 2 years. America stood together with our Warriors. In WWII we had children collecting and rationing, Rosie The Riveter building munitions at home and an unprecedented amount of troops deployed to foreign battlefields. We sent them, we supported them, and we welcomed them home.

In Korea, things changed a bit. We sent them and forgot about them. In Viet Nam we sent them and then spit on them when they came home. The horrors of war in a foreign battlefield and the utter devastation of rejection at home. We destroyed many lives as a nation. Some are still dying from the wounds of war and the wounds at home.

We learned a bit from that and we asked forgiveness, but as a nation, are we better than that yet?

The current numbers that tell a big part of our problem are this:

One percent of the population in our volunteer service society wear the uniform of their country at ant given time. That makes approximately ten percent of us intimately acquainted with what is going on. About ninety percent of us only hear an occasional newsbite nestled between racial unrest and the Kardashian soap opera. We are disconnected as a nation. Removed from the process of developing and receiving our Warriors as a community. We allow the government spend billions creating our warriors but require no investment from them at all when they return to society.

1% serve

99% are still at home with only 9% of those, actually related to or friends with the 1%.

We are the 99% (I am speaking to fellow civilians now) Elementary math.  That’s a ratio of 99 to 1.  If we all involved ourselves in this we could put an end to the shameful numbers at the beginning of this rant. We are the true 99%. We aren’t talking economics now or class warfare. That’s somebody else’s cause. Mine is the 1% that cared enough to take an oath, put on a uniform and put themselves in harm’s way for a nation that is completely disconnected from their responsibility to them.

If we can send them, we can mend them. That’s our job. Society as a whole. Family and friends need to be on the front lines of this war at home. Society should be right behind them supplying what they need to obtain victory. Where is Rosie The Riveter for this war? We ALL need to Fight This War! FTW!!

A very wise and very beloved Man once said, and I am paraphrasing a bit, “Which of you wouldn’t leave the 99 to save the 1?” Well, the question still stands…

 

“That 2,000 Yard Stare” painted by Tom Lea, World War Two, 1944. The painting is among about 300 paintings by U.S. servicemen and women that will be unveiled to the public for the first time at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center in September. The paintings have been selected from about 15,000 collected by the U.S. Army since the 1840s. Most have never been on public display. “Art of the American Soldier” focuses on the duties, sacrifices, and everyday lives of troops, and covers every conflict from the World War One to Afghanistan. REUTERS/Tom Lea/National Constitution Center/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS