Today’s show was dedicated to all of our US Military Service Men and Women. John Falkenbury, president of North Carolina USO was in the studio, along with Chris Terry, USMC retired. John is a 20 year veteran of the US Army, and both John and Chris have a background in the senior living world.
We discussed the challenges of military service and how that training and skill set is an asset in the administration of nursing home and assisted living communities. It’s about team work, dedication, and caring for both those under your ‘command’ and in your care.
My oldest son, David Howard, who is a Major in the US Air Force called in and shared his thoughts about military service. David is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and Air Force R.O.T.C. .
Emily Garcia, my board op for this show is a Navy ‘brat’, and along with my Assistant Producer Sheila, they offered a few thoughts as well on this special show for and about our dedicated and most appreciated US Service Men and Women.
Thank you all for your service!
The Radio 4 the Ages team was thrilled to have John Falkenbury (USO of North Carolina) and Edwina Gray-Write (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) joining us in the studio this Sunday. John Falkenbury serves as President and COO of USO of North Carolina. As a third generation career military officer, John shared with us the USO of North Carolina’s excitement about their upcoming Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which will be held on March 31st. With gates opening at 9:00am and artists including The Charlie Daniels Band, George Clinton & the Parliment Funkadelics, and Rockie Lynne (who was kind enough to call us during the show) performing, this homecoming event is looking to be a wonderful show of appreciation for those in our community who served their country during the Vietnam war. Also joining us was Edwina Gray-Write from the U.S. Department of Vertans Affairs – W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center. We learned that representatives from Veterans Affairs will also be at the homecoming event to help vets find out what services are available to them, many of which they may not even be aware of. If you are a veteran, or have a family member that is a veteran, we here at Radio 4 the Ages would like to show appreciation for the service to our country and would encourage you to check out this wonderful homecoming event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tune In, Call In, Get Involved!
- USO of North Carolina, Inc.
P.O. Box 91536
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27675-1536
- Edwina Gray-Write
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center
Integration Program Manager, Rural Health Program
1-800-469-8262 ext 4960
- Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration
Saturday March 31st, 2012
Gates open at 9:00am
Charlotte Motor Speedway