BALTIMORE — Bob Saunders is an amazing man.
He just finished high school when he was on a plane for Vietnam in 1969. His big brother was on a plane back home. Bob was in the Marines and his tour was cut short because his mother took ill.
With his short hair and dressed in fatigues, Bob came back stateside to be bedside. When he landed at the airport he expected his high school band to be there playing trumpets.
There was no music. No handshake. No thank you.
Depression and anger soaked his heart. He could not keep a job, or one that kept his interest.
Finally he found the perfect mate and married and that change the Marine made man. He started a company off of College Parkway in Arnold. It is called Recognition Concepts. His company made the Super Bowl rings for the Ravens.
That ring is symbol for Bob’s life. Here’s a man who could have turned his back on America and held the anger, instead he and John O’Leary started a non profit called Warrior Events.
This is like a bucket list for our bravest who have been mentally and physically wounded by war. They go to games, meet celebrities and just talk. They talk about the challenges ahead and their futures.
A future Bob was worried about 40 years ago when his daughter Jennifer was born. For 40 years Jennifer has lived with CF. So what does he do? He climbs the highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for CF research.
Bob Saunders is in our Ring of Honor for all he does for all of us. He is a Voice for Veterans.