My brother, Maury Jenkins served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1973-1997. (That's him in the back of this family photo--surrounded by beautiful grandchildren, with his wife, Linda, standing in front of him.) He and Linda and their four children were stationed in Alaska, Guam, Virginia, New Jersey, and other places in the U.S. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Coast Guard. Now that he's retired, he serves as minister of a small church in Washington.
Thank you to these dear family members, and to all veterans. I appreciate your service to the people of the United States, and the institutions we hold dear. I wish you didn't have to leave your families and loved ones so often. You are in my prayers for a safe tour of duty.
Happy Veterans Day!