I’m grateful for the opportunity to help Bobby and Christine spread love and joy through music.

I am here writing these thoughts due in-part to the love my Great-Grandfather had for life, liberty and loved ones in World War I. After exposure to mustard gas, he returned home to tend to the family farm, where he lived his last few years surrounded by family.

I never got the chance to meet my Great-Grandfather, but I’ve gotten to know him through family stories and the current and former service members I’ve had the honor of meeting during my career as a news reporter in Manhattan, Kansas.

Manhattan is just a hop, skip and a jump from Fort Riley, home of the Nation’s 1st Infantry Division. During that time, I developed a great admiration for the men and women serving our country. They, along with thousands of veterans living nearby, wholly embraced the Big Red One’s motto: No Mission Too Difficult. No Sacrifice Too Great. Duty First!

I hope I’m able to honor my Great-Grandfather’s legacy of selfless giving through my work with Bobby & Christine. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.