Monday, May 30, 11am-2pm EDT

Program Cost:


*Financial aid is available if the fee is a hardship

As with our other online programs, the live session will also be recorded, so you can participate live AND/OR by watching the recording.

The info to access the recording will be shared after you register. The recording will be available for 6 months.

About The Program

Check out Ed Tick’s articles, Coming Home After War and Point of View, and Charlie Pacello’s article, Broken Hearted Over Kabul: What Was It All For?

Since the earliest days of decorating the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers with flowers, we have come together as a nation to remember our fallen. On Memorial Day, we honor and grieve for those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in service. Memorial Day is more than laying wreaths or placing flags. It is a solemn day calling us to reflect on the sacrifices made by those whose voices we never heard but who paid with their lives or long suffering for their and our freedoms. It is an opportunity for us as a nation to pause for communal mourning, remembrance, song, honor, and making meaning.

This year our gathering is of utmost importance as we deal with the impacts of the Afghanistan War and the ongoing horror in Ukraine. We hope you will find hope, healing, support and meaning with us this coming Memorial Day.

Meet the Presenter

Dr. Ed Tick

Dr. Ed Tick

Ed Tick is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, educator, author and expert on the military, veterans, PTSD, and the psychology, spirituality and history of global trauma, warrior traditions, and military-related issues. For four decades he has conducted trainings, retreats, and workshops across the country and overseas at major Department of Defense and Veteran Administration facilities and at colleges, universities, hospitals, health care and community centers across the country. Ed co-founded the nonprofit Soldier’s Heart, Inc. and for 13 years served as its director. He now consults internationally on these issues. In addition to War and the Soul, Ed is the author of the books Sacred Mountain, The Practice of Dream Healing, and Warrior’s Return, as well as three poetry collections, most recently the just-published Coming Home In Viet Nam.

Charlie Pacello

Charlie Pacello

Charlie Pacello is a self-help teacher, life coach, actor, and humanitarian. An Air Force veteran and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Charles provides individuals and groups the tools they need to heal, renew, and transform. He lives in Denver and currently hosts the popular radio/TV show ‘The Council’ which broadcasts live on to listeners all around the globe.

Chuck Blocher

Chuck Blocher

Chuck Blocher was a Captain in the US Air Force and has been a life coach for the last fifteen years. He received his doctoral degree with a concentration in psychology and a specialization in leadership from The Union Institute & University. He completed a certificate in Spiritual Guidance from the Rowe Center and one in coaching from the Coach Training Institute. Charlie and Chuck co-facilitate Rowe’s monthly Gathering of Warriors.