Motivational Book Provides a Behind the Scenes Look at the Call of Duty and Lifelong Rewards of the Military Experience

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Motivational Keynote Speaker, Paul Lawrence Vann releases the first in a series of books to be published titled Â?Living on Higher Ground, Â?How to live with passion, motivation, and joy.Â? A salute to the military life.Â?

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 5, 2005 – Paul Lawrence Vann, motivational keynote speaker and author of “Living on Higher Ground,” releases his first book on April 20, 2005. Living on Higher Ground takes a behind the scenes look at the military life. Prior to becoming a professional motivational speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Vann, USAF,(Ret) served over twenty years of military duty with twelve consecutive years in the Pentagon in various leadership positions.

Vann also had a tour of duty on Capitol Hill as a Capitol Hill Fellow, working for a prominent member of Congress, who at the time was a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Paul Lawrence Vann is currently President and CEO of Laurel Wreath Communications Inc and Laurel Wreath Publishing located in the metropolitan Washington DC area. To learn more about the book go to

“Living on Higher Ground” is a motivational and inspirational book that reads, "You can have goals and you can have greatness. This is the story of having both.”

Who chooses the military life and why do they stay? Living on Higher Ground is a long-awaited inside look at the call of duty and lifelong rewards of the military experience, from a man who has lived it all. From his boyhood beginnings growing up in abject poverty in rural North Carolina to his commission in the United States Air Force and his rise to the Pentagon, author Paul Lawrence Vann shows us a clear path to success we can each follow.

This inspiring story of close family ties, clear thinking, challenges, losses, friendship, and faith, shows you how to explore the terrain of your own greatest potential—in the military or any life path.

Learn how you can:

  • See beyond your current circumstances
  • Recognize the defining moments in your life
  • Make every decision count
  • Build a legacy of friendship wherever you go
  • Believe in something greater than yourself and serve it

Living on Higher Ground includes 26 quick-step action plans for living with passion and purpose in your life. Paul Lawrence Vann’s book will be in retail stores in June 2005.

Paul Lawrence Vann always quotes the following statement to his audience,"Believe in your dreams and they will lead you to your destiny." Living on Higher Ground includes secrets to success and will change your life.

Paul Lawrence Vann, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, (Ret) enjoyed a military career that spanned twenty years of duty, with more than twelve consecutive years in the Pentagon. Through his speaking, training, and consulting, he now motivates and inspires military, corporate, association, and youth audiences around the world to achieve peak performance in their personal and professional lives.

The author is available for book events or speaking engagements. For interviews, additional information, or to purchase books call 1-800-476-8976. The corporate mailing address is listed below:

Laurel Wreath Publishing

Attn: Paul Lawrence Vann

938 Swan Creek Road E. #144

Fort Washington, MD 20744

(301) 839-0948 alternate number

(301) 567-4954) fax


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