It’s Memorial Day weekend. Time to take advantage of a three day weekend and enjoy family, friends and hopefully take a moment to acknowledge those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. I thought I’d take the space today to talk about the holiday, it’s real meaning and the way you can honor the fallen. You already know I served for eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, but my sacrifice was minimal. I never had to endure the rigors, stress and violence of combat. Although many of the men I served with did. For you guys, Ellicott, Trimmer, Maziarz, Harper, Berezny and the many others who stayed in long after I was honorably discharged, enjoy the long weekend. Your commitment to our nation is exemplary and your patriotism unmatched. Semper Fi Marines.
Of course knowing many Marines and other service members my guess is that they’d appreciate a little bit of light heartedness and laughter as we head into the holiday weekend.
So I thought the best way to end the week and start the holiday was to have actor/comedian J.B. Smoove on the radio this morning. Man was he hilarious. Have yet to meet a more naturally funny comic who creates material as he talks based on his experiences and observations in the room. No wonder why Larry David made him a key character in Curb Your Enthusiasm…thanks for joining me Leon!
He opened up the conversation talking about his flight in from Portland overnight and he made NJ 101.5 his first stop…
Then he had a little fun with my name during the promos and talked about his pestering Larry David to make sure Curb Your Enthusiasm comes back for another season.
Enjoy the show and enjoy a safe and fun weekend. If you served, thanks. If not, take a minute to thank those who did and remember those who didn’t return home.