Monthly Archives: October 2007

Save The Flag-Folding Recitations at Military Funerals

This is a “huzzah” to a bunch of Democrats for doing the right thing, and we have to join them. 

A group of Congressmen has asked the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to reconsider its obnoxious, disgusting, and horrible ban on the flag-folding ceremony at military funerals, after the agency decided last month to “streamline” burials at Federal cemeteries.  It gets worse. Continue reading

Helping Children During and After the Fires

      Like most people in this country, I have been glued to the television coverage of the fires raging through San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, etc.  Unlike many of you, I just need to look out my kitchen window to see and smell the eerie smoky brown sky that hangs over my neighborhood.  From this vantage point I can understand the fear and shock that is consuming the millions who are experiencing up close and very personally the ravages of Mother Nature.  
      Much of the California coastline is burning.  Almost one million people have been evacuated and over one thousand homes and some communities have been burned to the ground.  An unknown number of people have died and scores have been injured; mostly firefighters. Continue reading

My Weekend With the Wonderful People of Norfolk

      I was thrilled when the good folks at WTAR AM in Norfolk, Virginia invited me to join their annual Talkfest and chose my favorite charity, Operation Family Fund, to be the recipient of all the fundraising events.  Well, I am reminded of that expression, “Be careful what you ask for because you might get it!”
      I spent the better part of the last week flying to Norfolk, flying around Norfolk and flying back from Norfolk.  This weekend I felt I was a whirling dervish, swept up in a crush of activities to raise awareness and funds for Operation Family Fund.  For those of you who haven’t listened to my radio show in the last 4 years, OFF (OperationFamilyFund.org)is a non-profit which gives 100% of every dollar donated to the families of our fallen or severely injured military heroes who served in the War Against Terror. Continue reading