The National Defense opens up this week's show by checking in with the VFW
Legislative Director, Ray Kelley, to hear the latest on the work that the
Veterans of Foreign Wars is doing on Capitol Hill. With the recent conclusion
of the VFW National Convention, Ray and his staff have their marching orders
from VFW delegates and addresses just a few of those issues including the VA and
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."