Support for Veterans

Posted by Rachel Meinke on 05/30/2016

Support for Veterans

May 2016

Happy May!  In The Living Room and on this Memorial Day, we are celebrating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country, and also those Veterans who are still very much alive and so deserving of the best lives they can live. 

Oklahoma is home to more than 330,000 Veterans. That’s more than ten percent of our state’s population. In the past few years, there’s been a lot of controversy and concern over the level of care our Veterans are receiving in the state’s seven Veteran’s centers, and additional worry about what’s happening with educational and job opportunities, mental health services, and overall quality of life.

Major General Myles Deering became Oklahoma’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Executive Director of the Department a year and a half ago and is our guest in The Living RoomLISTEN NOW 

Fifteen year old Katie Prior founded the non-profit youth Trumpet and Taps Corps more than a year ago. Today you can find its volunteers in 11 states sounding Taps at Veterans funerals or playing at other ceremonial events. Joining Katie in The Living Room, is another distinguished guest reaching out to Veterans...by putting a roof over their heads. Ann Felton Gilliland is the CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. LISTEN NOW 

Support for this program is provided by the Chickasaw Nation and Governor Bill Anoatubby, who are pleased to support "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds' and local programming on KOSU.

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