Yesterday I had the honor to interview three of our veterans at our local Veterans Hospital/Retirement Community. I know it meant a half-day out of the studio, but it was worth it. We interviewed three individual that served in WWII. One was a Mobile Hospital Nurse; she served in the continental US, Hawaii, and Europe. She remained on active duty until she was forced to retire. She turned 91 this month. The second was station in Europe and served in the Artillery Division. The third was stationed in the continental US and served as a Supply Officer. It was amazing how clear their memories and stories were. I plan to use parts of the interview in a piece I am doing on Rolling Thunder – Run for the Wall.
I purchased a Go-Pro camera for my helmet to capture video during the ride and Trudy will video the ride from various locations in route. I will join the Southern Group on Monday in Tallulah LA and ride with them to Meridian MS. This is my third time to ride this section of the Southern Route and each time I am impressed with the structure of the ride, honored to be part of this ride, and proud of the Mississippians and their show of patriotism for our service men, both here and abroad.
More to come.