TRALA has announced the keynote speaker for its 2019 Annual Meeting is Marcus Luttrell, decorated Navy SEAL and best-selling author of "Lone Survivor."
The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held April 7-10, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.
In an inspiring program, Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training and what it takes to join the America's elite fighting force, to the battle on the mountain, into his family's experience of community support and generosity, and back to his own incredible story of survival and grace. He weaves a rich account of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, community, and destiny that audiences will find both wrenching and life-affirming. In his emotionally raw account, Luttrell honors the memories of all those who died, sharing with us the incredible bravery, courage, and honor of these extraordinary warriors. He holds their lives up as examples of this guiding philosophy of the SEALs:
"I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight."
"Marcus will bring a unique perspective on leadership to our meeting," said TRALA President and CEO Jake Jacoby. "We are grateful, not just for his service to our country, but for his willingness to share his story with us."