The National Defense opens up this week's show by highlighting a company
offering incentives to veterans for starting their own small business. Scott
Neuberger lives in the Kansas City area, and is a 20 year military veteran who
now owns three stores in the KC area. Randy and Jerry discuss the stores, and
the franchise's new "Ownership with Honor" program for military veterans; part
of the VetFran program.
Come Back Home was written in the wake of me losing my longtime drummer and former Army soldier John C. Williams. But the song started off as a reflection of how a military couple deals with separation. After the release of Come Back Home, Johns little brother was killed by an IED in Iraq. His name was Blake Williams. His platoon used this track as the audio to a memorial slide show presentation they did in March of 2008. It was for all the courageous men and women they had lost in the month of March.
I am humbled by their service to our great country and I hope this song brings them some peace. My father served in Vietnam and I truly appreciate their dedication and bravery."