William Robert Davidson
He was a momma’s boy, fun loving, and good to everyone. He just wanted peace and happiness for all. He had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known. Even while in high school he would give me a hug and didn’t care who was around. He was just a great kid who truly loved people and life.
April 30, 2018:
Happy 26th birthday William! You Will be loved and cherished forever, and your sacrifice Will never be forgotten. Our country mourns your loss and those we lose every day due to the lack of needed care and support.
In your name, we Will better help and support those physically and emotionally injured from serving our country and communities. It is our promise to honor you and those wounded from serving. This is our opportunity to give back to Americas heroes.
Our veterans, our active service men and women, and our national guardsmen and women are some of the most uniquely trained human beings on this planet. The skillset that they have is incredibly valuable to our communities.
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On November 11, 2017 we had our first Will power for veterans event. On Veteran's Day our tribute brought together our military, veterans, communities, and families to raise awareness, fundraise, and take the opportunity to honor and thank America's heroes.
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Speech By Melissa Mack the First Selectwoman of Suffield
I am honored to speak today on Veterans Day not only in tribute to all who have served out country, but also in remembrance of William Robert Davidson. Will's fight, which began in Afghanistan but continued at home, reminds us of what Jose Narosky somberly notes, "In war, there are no un-wounded soldiers." It is with Will in our hearts and minds that I speak to the Suffield community this Veterans Day.
You have heard the startling statistics that each day in our country 20 veterans commit suicide. As a nation, we clearly are not doing our part to help returning servicemen and women transition back to civilian life. A transition that is fraught with challenges including reconnecting with family, friends and their community, finding new employments, housing and securing needed services like health care, including mental healthcare.