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Memorial Day Observances

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Bob Parks, a Navy Veteran, owner of the website Black &, an “African American leader” according to the Washington Times, conservative activist, and co-founder of New Media Alliance Television will joins us to talk about Memorial Day, what it means to him and any how we can observe it respectfully. Also joining me on the show is Jim Spiri. Jim and his wife of 35-years, Candi, are both Gold and Blue star parents. The Spiri’s lost their beloved son, 2nd Lieutenant Jesse James Spiri to a brain tumor. Lt. Spiri served in the USMC. A battle with Tri-Care followed the death of their son that led them to Congress and the passing of the “2nd Lt. Jesse James Spiri Military Medical Coverage Act of 2004? signed by former President George W. Bush, on November 25, 2003. The Spiri’s youngest son joined the Army in 2000 and is currently serving in his 5th deployment. He is an Army Aviator flying CH47 helicopters. Jim and Candi have joined their son in Iraq on several occasions filling various jobs and roles. Jim traveled with the USMC Infantry and US Army Infantry as a combat photographer during the Surge. Jim will join us and talk about the trips he has been on to Iraq, his love for America’s sons and daughters who are in harms way in that war zone, and what he is doing to try and go back again. I also have a few Memorial Day write ups submitted by listeners and readers that I will read off at the end of the show.