Author, Navy SEAL mother Karen Vaughn to speak at NSU Veterans Day program


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s President’s Leadership Program will host a Veterans Day program at noon Monday, Nov. 11 in the NSU TV Studio in Kyser Hall.  The program will feature best-selling author Karen Vaughn as keynote speaker.


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Vaughn is the mother of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn (SEAL Team VI).  Vaughn will share the story of her son having a dream he never gave up on, becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL.  She will speak of his experience, teaching the principles of endurance, as well as “understanding and living up to your purpose and potential.”  Her goal is to make average citizens fully understand the sacrifices made on their behalf and encouraging them to live lives worthy of what’s been given on their behalf.  Her program is titled “Honor the Sacrifice:  Principles on Living Lives that Really Matter.”


Carrying on Aaron Vaughn’s legacy has brought Vaughn, a Gold Star mother, through the halls of Congress, into private meetings with Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump, into two national press conferences and onto dozens of national television sets, including CNN, NNBC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and more. In 2017 she became the bestselling author of “World Changer:  A Mother’s Story.”


The program is open to faculty, staff and students.  Local veterans are also invited to attend.