The Honor of Service: Officer David Romrell



This past week I performed at an event every day.

Decembers are like that.

However, this December has been different.

A few corporate dates sprinkled in between some very heart-wrenching charity work and service.

It is a privilege to be asked to lift the wounded through music, laughter, and message.  Yet it can be equally daunting when it’s for such serious and powerful moments for those grieving.

I shared the following posts on Facebook regarding being asked to sing a Bruno Mars song for the funeral of fallen officer, and former Marine, David Romrell.


Video from this morning before performing a song for Officer David Romrell’s incredibly beautiful funeral ceremony.

Posted by Jason Hewlett on Wednesday, December 5, 2018



You can tell by that video that I was unusually nervous for the moment, and then my reaction following the event:



This week was one of a greater consideration of life and our Promise to live a good one.

I know my performance wasn’t the point of the event, it wasn’t even a blip on the radar and really in the overall scheme of things didn’t matter if it was great or amazing or not good at all.

What matters is that we answer the call to serve.

The honor of service is a great one.

At funerals, the word SERVICE is pretty much what is spoken of, in what ways the deceased served others, blessed lives, kept promises, and lived a worthy existence.

David Romrell and his family have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to others.  There can be no greater gift.  How I stand in awe at those that run to the danger and give of self for strangers and our freedoms.

Here is the entire funeral service if you want to see the inspiring life of this man, and the way those he served with honored him, it was stunning:




The same day we honored President George H. W. Bush, one of the greatest men that ever served our country.

A man of service.

What is your level of service?  Is it perfect service?  Probably not.  The important thing is the intention of service.

Where is your heart?  What is your calling?  How can you serve those around you this holiday season at another level of giving?

I wish you the best as we all strive to keep The Promise, become Legendary Leaders, and always remember the honor of service.


~ Jason 

Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world.  His primary message, The Promise, is the philosophy for “Becoming Legendary Leaders”, meaning every person in your organization is a Leader.  His presentations are intended to provoke you, not just inspire.  You will be entertained by one of the most celebrated performers of the past 20 years in Jason’s uncanny performance of music and comedy, while equally discovering your personal differentiator, uniqueness, leadership qualities, and how to improve workplace enjoyment while driving sales to legendary heights, called your Signature Moves.

Please click here to learn about how Jason Hewlett, Speaker Hall of Fame, introduces the opportunity for you, or someone you love, to have the gift of learning how to create a Career From the Stage and begin moving toward fulfilling a lifelong dream as a full-time speaker, performer, or entertainer.

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