Veterans Day. A time to reflect and honor our brave men and women who serve this country. Those that have lost their lives, those that have lost their limbs, and those who return to somewhat of a normal existence. I don't think normal could ever describe what they go through after serving our country whether in war time or not. So much changes. I have posted an interview with Earl Littman, age 86, WWII vet, who is to this day working hard for the support of our veterans. Earl wants to make sure the veterans have jobs, a place to live, medical care, and that their families are taken care of as well. My new friend Kevin Zimmerman, host of the Kevin Zimmerman radio show, wrote a book on the miracles that occurred while he was in service and rescuing wounded and dying servicemen. Kevin is also working hard to secure the help our veterans need when they return home to a "normal" life.
I want to thank all my relatives and friends who served. I know I cannot list them all but will try: my father, Earl Funkhouser, WWII; my uncle Guy Rinker, WWII; my father-in-law, Ed Coffman WWII; my brother-in-law Bernie Beverly; my uncles all WWII, Korea and Vietnam--Orville Joyce, Dean Joyce, Ivan Joyce, Loy Joyce, Fran Joyce; my cousins Rod Bradshaw and Wilma Stanchfield; my daughter Julie Coffman Taylor; and many friends and acquaintances whom I have met through the years as I worked at the Pentagon for the Navy and then for the Veterans Administration. Thank you one and all for your service!!
This old USA has its faults and problems. But there is still "no place on earth like the USA"!