Christopher “Corey” O’Brien, a US Army and Ohio National Guard veteran with multiple deployments behind him, teacher at Hamilton Township (Ohio) High School, and member of RLF’s Board of Advisors, was the featured speaker at the 2018 Memorial Day celebration at the village of Lockbourne, Ohio. We are proud to share the video of his very touching address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUkqsprpAzA
Born in Massillon, Ohio, from a military family (between Corey, his father and grandfather, they have 56 years of military service covering four different conflicts), Corey earned an undergraduate science degree from the Ohio State University, and a Master’s degree post-deployment in Education, also at OSU. He has taught science at Hamilton Township for 12 years, and also serves as liaison for military-connected families.
The Ohio Department of Education recognizes military-friendly schools with the Purple Star Award. Hamilton Township High School was in the first round of Purple Star recipients. Lockbourne Air Force Base/ Rickenbacker International Airport is located nearby.
Corey was instrumental in the establishment of Resurrecting Lives Foundation’s transcendental meditation program, which provides grants for veterans to learn the techniques of meditation to assist in managing stress.