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Looking to take first place in the pumpkin carving contest this year? Here are some ideas that will help you squash your competition.
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If you live in this house you can't be a square!
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Academy believes in the 5 P's Purpose, People, Passion, Productivity, and Performance. This week we highlight the importance of People—Our People are the most valuable currency we hold. We are invested in and committed to attracting, retaining, and bonding with like-minded individuals (People who share our Passion for Purpose). In this video, our Leadership Team provides a closer look at the People who have made a significant impact on their lives and they share great insight on how to build lasting relationships and help others become their BEST self.
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Our Grand Junction Colorado Branch bought Coffee, tea, and baked goodies for the middle school teachers of District 51 to thank them for their service! #Academymortgage #Service #Academyserves #Academygivesback
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Do what you can today to prepare for the future.
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At Academy we strive to make sure you have the best experience possible!
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“Even a hunter cannot kill a bird that flies to him for refuge.”
—Samurai warrior saying that inspired Sugihara to save
thousands of Jewish refugees in Lithuania in World War II

A recent New York Times article told the story of Chiune Sugihara (1900–1986), a diplomat who ran the Japanese consulate in Lithuania in 1939 during the outbreak of World War II. Thousands of Jews in German-occupied Poland fled to neighboring Lithunia, where they sought visas to travel through Japan and other destinations. The Japanese embassy refused to give Sugihara permission to issue the visas, but he defied his government and issued them anyway.

Sugihara worked day and night issuing the visas, which involved countless hours of handwriting. “He issued as many visas in a day as would normally be issued in a month,” says the article. “His wife, Yukiko, massaged his hands at night, aching from the constant effort.”

When Japan finally closed down its embassy in 1940, Sugihara continued to write visas that had no legal standing but worked because of the seal of the government and his name. With the consulate closed, Sugihara gave the consulate stamp to a refugee to forge more visas, and he literally threw visas out of the train window to refugees on the platform.

Sugihara issued at least 6,000 visas for people to travel through Japan to other destinations. In some cases whole families traveled on a single visa. After the war, the government fired him. By some estimates, over 40,000 people are alive today because of Sugihara.

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo calls this kind of extraordinary moral courage the “heroic imagination.” In a 1977 interview, Sugihara was asked why he did it. “I told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs it was a matter of humanity. I did not care if I lost my job.” Sugihara’s son said of his father, “He was a very simple man. He never thought what he did was notable or unusual.”
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Thinking about throwing a Fall Harvest party? Check out these great tips!
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Trying to hit the candy jackpot this Halloween? Check out the best neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in!
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What's better than a rooftop deck? Three of them!
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