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AND GET THIS STARTED.

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LET'S

[ AGENDA MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION City Hall - Council Chambers 6131 Taylorsville Road May 27, 2020 6:00 P.M. ]

CALL THIS MEETING DOOR KNOCK BACK AND UH, YOU CAN, I KNOW THAT'S TIME.

THIS WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A CHALLENGE, BUT LET'S TRY AND DO THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TOGETHER AND WE'LL START RIGHT NOW.

I WILL LEAD TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL MEN.

AND THEN WE'LL GO AHEAD AND DO THE INVOCATION REAL QUICK.

FATHER, THE GOD, LORD JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT, WE JUST THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY.

WE JUST THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER THAT WE'VE HAD OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS AND WE THANK YOU FATHER THAT SPRING HAS FINALLY ARRIVED.

WE HAVE, WE APPRECIATE SEEING THE GREENNESS AND THE GROWTH THAT SURROUND US AND IT REMINDS US OF OF YOUR ETERNAL LIFE.

IT'S GIVEN TO US BY THE GUY JUST BLESSED HIS TIME.

WE HAVE TOGETHER HELP US TO HAVE A GOOD MEETING, TO BE PRODUCTIVE AND HELP US ALWAYS TO BE STRIVING TO, TO HELP OUR VETERANS AND OUR TOTAL FORCE MEMBERS AND TO DO YOUR WILL.

WE LOVE YOU.

WE PRAISE YOU.

AND WE THANK YOU.

YOUR SON'S HOLY NAME.

AMEN.

ALRIGHT, ROB, IF YOU DO THE ROLL CALL, CERTAINLY MR BRENNER, MR CROMER HERE, MR GERARD, MR GRIGGS IS OUT.

MR HOFF PRESENT.

MR. JOHNSON, MRS AND MRS. SOLOMON IS OUT.

ALL RIGHT.

THE WAY WE CALL GENTLEMEN AND LADIES, I HOPE YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THEM.

YOU KNOW, JAMIE POSTS AND UNFORTUNATELY THE RECORDER KIND OF CUT OUT ON THROUGH AND SO SHE WAS NOT ABLE TO GIVE US A COMPLETE MINUTES, BUT I THINK SHE CAPTURED THE HEART OF WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO TALK ABOUT LAST TIME.

SO DO I HAVE A RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES? SO MOVED.

SECOND.

THIRD.

WELL WE GO A FOURTH AND THE FIFTH AND IF WE DO THAT MEANS IT'S APPROVED.

SO I'LL FORCE IT.

ALL RIGHT.

THERE WE GO.

I THINK THEY'RE APPROVED.

DO WE HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS OR SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS FOR THIS EVENING? I JUST HAD ONE THING.

I KNOW THAT, UH, COLONEL JOHNSON, I KNOW WE'D PASSED ON, UM, SOME LADIES IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WERE ACTIVE IN, UH, GETTING SOME MASKS SEWN UP, UH, AND THEY PROVIDED SEVERAL HUNDRED OF THEM.

AND I THINK THROUGH THAT EFFORT, UH, WHEN I SPOKE TO MRS VERGE LAST, I BELIEVE IT WAS OVER 1500 MASKS THAT HAVE BEEN COLLECTED AND PASSED ON TO UH, TO OUR AIRMEN.

YES, YOU'RE ACTUALLY RIGHT.

1,595.

ALRIGHT.

SO THAT'S BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL EFFORT.

WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

UM, AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A LITTLE BIT, BUT UH, IT HAS SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BIT, BUT I JUST TALKED TO CHIEF MCCAIN TODAY AND HE SAID ACTUALLY THEY'RE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE, UH, AS THEY GO THROUGH THIS PCS SEASON AND WE HAVE NEW PEOPLE COMING IN AND AS THE MAIN GROUP STARTS TO OPEN BACK UP, THEY ARE GOING TO NEED A FEW MORE.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE'VE, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO STOCKPILE SOME FOR THEM SO IT'S REALLY WORKING OUT WELL.

SO YES, I, I, YOU KNOW, ANYTIME WE CAN THANK SOME OF THOSE LADIES THAT HAVE HELPED MAKE THE, THAT'S A GOOD THING.

EXCELLENT.

ANY CITIZEN? WELL WE DON'T HAVE ANY CITIZENS ON BOARD.

SO OTHER THAN YOU, ROB, WOULD YOU, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE? NO, THERE WERE NO, THERE WERE NO EMAILS SUBMITTED FOR THE, UH, OPENED PUBLIC INPUT SESSION.

SO, UH, WE WOULD SAY THAT THERE ARE NO COMMENTS.

OKAY, COOL.

UH, OLD, OLD BUSINESS.

THE FIRST THING WE HAVE AND REALLY THE ONLY OLD BUSINESS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS A VETERANS MEMORIAL.

WE'RE, WE'RE STILL KIND OF IN THAT HOLDING PATTERN.

UM, WE, UM, UH, ARE, ARE HOPEFUL TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK OUT AND REENGAGE, UH, SOME OF THE EFFORTS TO WHERE WE CAN START ATTENDING THINGS AND RAMPING UP AWARENESS, UH, ET CETERA.

AND ALSO GET IT TO WHERE IT IS A, UH, PROJECT ONE, OH, ONE OF THE PRIMARY FUNDING, UH, AVENUES THAT WE HAD GONE FOR, OF COURSE IS, IS ON HOLD UNTIL, UH, SOME DEVELOPMENT OCCURS ON THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT.

ONCE IT DOES, THEN UH, WE WILL BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THAT WITH COUNCIL AND TO SEE IF THAT FUNDING SOURCE, UH, IS SOMETHING THAT THEY WOULD POINT TOWARDS THIS PROJECT.

SO, UH, HOPEFULLY SOONER THAN LATER, AS WE CONTINUE TO COME OUT OF THIS, UH, THIS HALT THAT WE'VE BEEN IN.

AND, UM, HOPEFULLY NEXT MONTH WE'LL, WE'LL BE ABLE TO PICK UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF A COUPLE MONTHS AGO.

GOT IT.

GOOD.

ANY OTHER OLD BUSINESS ANYONE NEEDED TO BRING UP? I THINK WE'RE GOOD TO GO ON THAT GUYS.

AS FAR AS NEW BUSINESS GOES,

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UM, MEMORIAL DAY WE ARE GOING TO DO A, A VERY SMALL REEF LAYING FLAG RAISING AND LOWERING CEREMONY.

THIS COMING SUNDAY WE'LL GO FROM NOON TO ONE.

12 TO 1230 WILL BE THE PRACTICE.

1230 TO ONE WILL BE THE ACTUAL CEREMONY AND WE WILL BE PRACTICING THE RECOMMENDED CDC GUIDELINES.

SAFE DISTANCING.

UH, I WILL ASK BROTHER RAY TO JUMP IN HERE AND TALK ABOUT THE YOUNG MARINES ARE GOING TO BE VERY, VERY ENGAGED IN HELPING US WITH THIS.

THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE US THE, UH, GUN DETAIL TO DO THE 21 GUN SALUTE.

THEY WILL ALSO BE HELPING US DO THE REEF LAYING AND RAISING AND LOWERING THE FLAG.

WE DO HAVE, UM, I'M GETTING IT CONFIRMED TOMORROW, BUT I'M PRETTY CERTAIN WE WILL HAVE A BUGLER FROM RIGHT PAT TO PLAY TAPS FORCE.

UM, AND SO THAT THAT'LL BE SQUARED AWAY.

UM, I AND ROB WAS MIRRORED OR GOING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE ANY, YOU KNOW, COMMENTS.

DID HE, HAS HE MADE COMMENTS ON IT? UH, I HAVE NOT CIRCLED AROUND WITH HIM ON THAT.

UH, I'VE BEEN ACTUALLY OUT OF THE OFFICE THIS WEEK SO FAR, UH, CAME IN FOR THIS, SO I, UH, I DIDN'T HAVE A NOTE OF IT, BUT I KNOW, UM, I'LL GIVE HIM A CALL PERSONALLY DENIED IN, IN CHECK.

BUT UM, I'M CERTAIN IF HE'S IN TOWN HE'D BE MORE THAN HONORED, DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR HIM, BUT I'M CERTAIN, UH, YOU WOULD BE HAPPY TO HEAR AND I BELIEVE THE YOUNG MARINES CHAPLAIN WAS GOING TO GIVE OUR INVOCATION AND OUR VIN ADDICTION AS WELL.

BROTHER RAY IS THAT, I GOT ANYTHING THAT'S A NEW ONE.

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT, BUT IT NEVER DID GET ANYTHING.

YOU KNOW, WE COULDN'T DO IT, BUT YOU CAN NEVER DID TELL ME IF WE WERE, WE'RE NOT, IF WE, IF YOU COULD LINE THAT UP FOR US, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

DO YOU ALREADY HAVE ANY SCRIPT OR PRE SCRIPT? I WILL SIT WITH THE ONE THING I WANTED TO KIND OF TALK ABOUT WITH ALL YOU GUYS TONIGHT WAS, AND THIS WAS ASKED BY UH, BY CHIEF MCCAIN AS FAR AS WHERE WE WANT TO HAVE TAPS PLAYED AND NOW NORMALLY IT WOULD BE AFTER THE 21 GUN SALUTE.

BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE, CAUSE NORMALLY YOU DO THE 21 GUN SALUTE, THEN YOU DO TAPS BECAUSE STAFFS WOULD BE THE FINAL THING.

FINAL THING.

CORRECT.

RIGHT.

SO IN MY NOGGIN, HOW I HAD THAT STRIP LINED OUT WAS WE WOULD DO BASICALLY OPENING REMARKS AND JUST WELCOME WHOEVER'S THERE.

OF COURSE, REMEMBERING SOCIAL DISTANCING.

SO ROB, ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL NEED IS PROBABLY THE PODIUM AND THE PORTABLE PA IF WE CAN.

AND THEN AFTER THE OPENING REMARKS, WE'D HAVE THE INVOCATION AFTER THE INVOCATION IN MY HEAD.

YOU WOULD, YOU WOULD GO AHEAD AND DO THE, THE FLAG RAISING LOWER AND PUT IT AT HALF STAFF, DO THE REEF PRESENTATION AFTER THE FLAGS AND HAVE STAFF DO THE 21 GUN SALUTE AFTER THE WREATH PRESENTATION IN TAPS AND AFTER TAPS.

UM, MAYOR GORE, IF HE IS GOING TO GIVE ANY REMARKS, WE DO HIS REMARKS, WE DO THIS AND HE WOULD ACTUALLY CLOSE IT OUT.

WE DO OUR BENEDICTION.

WE'RE DONE.

HOW DOES THAT SOUND? EVERYBODY? OKAY, GOOD.

I PUT A YOUNG MARINE HAT ON JUST A MINUTE.

YEAH.

GOOD.

OKAY.

AGAIN, WE ARRIVING AT 1100 FOR PRACTICE.

WE ARE DOING, WE ARE DOING 21 GUN SALUTE AND UH, I HAVE THE RIFLES LINED UP AND ALL THE FIRING PARTY LINED UP.

THE YOUNG RAINS ARE BRINGING THE RATES UP.

CORRECT.

THEY ARE RAISING AND LOWERING THE FLAG TO HALF STAFF.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

AND NOW OBVIOUSLY ON THEM TO DO THE, THE, UH, EVEN VOCATION FOR THE, AND NOW I CAN DO TO BE AN ADDICTION.

I'M HAPPY TO DO THAT.

WELL, ARE WE HAVING A NIBBLE LOCATION AND AFFINITIVE? YES.

OKAY.

WHICH, WHICH ONE DID YOU WANT? THE YOUNG MARINES DO THE INVOCATION AND I'LL DO THE VALIDATION.

OKAY.

DID YOU HAVE A SUGGESTED SCRIPT FOR THE APPLICATION TO GET THAT? NO, BUT I CAN, I CAN PUT ONE TOGETHER FOR YOU.

I CAN DO IT.

YEAH, NO, I DO KNOW.

OKAY.

UH, AS, UH, JUST TO TELL YOU THE YOUNG MARINES, YOU KNOW, WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THAT BY THE FACT THAT UH, THE ON BRINGING FOREIGN PARTY ISABELLE 50 YARDS AWAY.

ANYWAY, THAT'S ONE PART OF IT.

UH, THE NEXT THING IS WHAT ABOUT THE ANTIBODY WHO SHOWS UP? THERE WAS SOME TALK ABOUT HAVING THEM WATCH IT IN THEIR VEHICLES, IN THE PARKING LOT.

AND I, I THINK IF ANYONE SHOWS UP EITHER A, THEY NEED TO STAY AT LEAST THE NORMAL, WHAT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS, IS, UH, IS RECOMMENDED OR STAYING IN THEIR VEHICLE.

THEY CAN DO THAT WITH THE, OKAY.

THE NEXT THING IS JUST FYI, THE YOUNG MARINES ARE WEARING SANDALS

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PLACEMENTS AND THE STAFF WILL BE WEARING BLACK FACE MASK.

YEAH.

OKAY.

NOW I'D LIKE TO SEND OUT A MEDIA PRESS RELEASE TO THE TV STATIONS AT 1900 HOURS ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

I THINK ALL BOY, ALL THE BIG PRESS ONE CERTAINLY WON'T GET THE SIX O'CLOCK NEWS ON SATURDAY AND ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

BUT WHAT I REALLY LOOKING FOR, IF YOU GUYS AGREE, IS TO HAVE CAMERAS THERE SO IT COULD AT LEAST BE RECORDED FOR POSTERITY, IF YOU WILL, OR FOR SUNDAY NIGHT NEWS OR WHATEVER.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA AND PUTTING IT OUT THAT, THAT LATE, I DON'T THINK THAT, FIRST OFF, I DON'T EXPECT TO CREATE A CROWD AT ALL.

AND I, I AGREE WITH YOU RAY.

I THINK HAVING, UH, THE NEWS COVERAGE WOULD REALLY BE GOOD AND IT'S A BRIGHT SPOT BECAUSE I KNOW THIS MEMORIAL DAY HAS BEEN SO STRANGE.

ANYWAY, DAD, UH, RECOGNIZING AND HONORING OUR, OUR FALLEN WARRIORS IS, IS AN IMPORTANT THING.

AND THIS JUST REMINDS ME, OKAY.

THE LAST THING I GOT IS SENT YOUR ORAL PRESENTATION OF THE AGENDA MAY OR MAY NOT FADE INTO THE WILDERNESS.

I'D LIKE TO PUT OUT A GENERAL EMAIL THAT SAYS, AS WE DISCUSSED HERE, IS THE AGENDA AS A HEARTBURN LIKE THAT BACK TO ME.

HOW'S THAT SOUND? YEAH, THAT'S GOOD.

OKAY.

UH, JEFF, THE ONLY COMMENT I HAD, UM, IS, UM, INSTEAD OF HAVING, UM, THE MAYOR SPEAK, UH, FOLLOWING TAPS, UM, MAY WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE HIM FURTHER UP IN THE, UH, IN THE LINEUP JUST BECAUSE ONCE TAPS HAS DONE, UM, YOU KNOW, WE CAN THEN CLOSE OUT WITH THE BENEDICTION AND UH, THANK YOU FOR COMING TYPE OF THING.

THAT KIND OF ROUNDS IT OUT A LITTLE BIT NICER.

YEAH, I APPRECIATE THAT DAN.

AND SO WHAT IF WE DID THIS? WE DO THE OPENING INVOCATION.

HAVE MAYOR GORDON GO AHEAD AND SPEAK AND THEN DO THE REST.

DO THE FLAG RAISING, LOWERING THE REEF PRESENTATION.

21 GUN SALUTE TAPS BEEN ADDICTION.

WE'RE DONE.

YEP.

COOL.

THAT WAS LIKE A PLAY THOUGH.

YEAH, I THOUGHT I LIKED THAT TOO BECAUSE IT KIND OF ENDS THE WHOLE THING ON A NICE SOLEMN NOTE.

LET'S SEE.

IT'S STILL AWAY WITH, YOU KNOW, MAYBE THINKING ABOUT WHY THEY WERE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

YEAH.

AND THEN THE ONLY OTHER COMMENT I WOULD HAVE, UM, UH, SPRINGBORO DID A VERY NICE LITTLE KIND OF VIRTUAL, WASN'T VIRTUAL, BUT IT WAS LIKE A TELECAST.

UM, MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, I'LL SEND YOU GUYS THE LINKS TO IT, THE, THEY PUBLISHED IT UP ON FACEBOOK.

UM, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE NECESSARILY NEED TO GO TO ALL THAT.

UM, BUT IF WE WANT TO GIVE IT A SHOT, WE CERTAINLY CAN.

IF THERE'S SOME, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, DECENT, UH, YOU KNOW, JUST UH, UH, BASIC CAMERA WITH THE TRIPOD SET UP, UH, WE CAN RECORD.

IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY NEED TO BE QUOTE UNQUOTE LIVE.

WE CAN MAYBE RECORD IT AND THEN PUBLISH IT LATER.

UM, SO YEAH.

GOOD.

THAT'S GOOD DAN.

YEAH, SEND THAT TO US SO WE CAN TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT IT.

WE'LL GO FROM THERE AND ASK IT.

AWESOME.

YEAH, I PROBABLY SHOULD MENTION, PROBABLY SHOULD MENTION THAT OUR YOUNG MARINE PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP IS GONNA MAKE A SMALL VIDEO ABOUT THE YOUNG MARINES PARTICIPATING IN THIS, BUT THAT'D BE ON THE SIDE, BUT IT IS INTENDED TO GO TO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

I'M JUST TELLING YOU THIS, UH, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE IT TALKS ABOUT THE CITY AS WELL AND YOU KNOW, THEY'RE SPONSORING SUCH A GREAT EVENT.

YEAH, NO, I, I LOVE, I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

AND IF WE NEED TO WRITE ANYTHING FOR THAT RAY, LIKE, YOU KNOW, A LETTER OF APPRECIATION, WHATEVER, WE CAN DO THAT FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION.

IF THAT WOULD HELP.

IF WE SENT ALONG A LETTER OF APPRECIATION, THE NATIONAL, UH, LET ME THINK ABOUT THAT.

I'M NOT SURE HOW THAT WOULD FIT IN EXACTLY BASED ON THE TACTICAL PLAN WE HAVE NOW, BUT I'LL GET BACK HERE.

OKAY.

THANKS FOR THE OFFER.

DEFINITELY APPRECIATE IT.

SURE.

ANYTHING ELSE ON MEMORIAL DAY GUYS? THAT'S SO YOUNG.

MARINES WILL BE THERE FROM 11 TO 12.

WE'LL GET THERE AT 12 JUST TO DO A QUICK RUN THROUGH FROM 12 TO 1230 AND THEN WE'LL ACTUALLY KICK OFF AT 1231.

AND GO AHEAD ROB COOK QUICK THING, UH, REGARDING THE REEF IS A, IS THAT I, I HEARD THE YOUNG BRAINS ARE GOING TO HANDLE THAT.

ARE THEY PROVIDING THE REEF OR ARE WE GOING TO KNOW? THEY WERE DEPENDING ON YOU.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

WELL.

ANY OTHERS IN, YOU KNOW, ROB, THE OTHER THING WE KIND OF TALKED ABOUT EARLIER AND I HAVEN'T MENTIONED IT, UM, BUT I THINK WHAT I, WE, HEY, ASK MAYOR

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GORE TO DO, I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE THIS CEREMONY TO LOU BROWN AND I WILL MENTION THAT IN THE OPENING COMMENTS.

I WILL ALSO MENTION THAT WE ARE PLANNING IN THE FUTURE TO PLANT A TREE THERE AT THE SITE FOR LANGUAGE IN HIS ZONAR.

UM, BUT SO IF YOU MENTIONED THAT THE MAYOR GORE THAT WE, THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

WE WILL DEDICATE THIS CEREMONY TO LOU BROWN AND I'LL MENTION THAT IN THE OPENING COMMENTS IN MY OPENING, JUST OPENING WELCOME AND BLAH BLAH, BLAH.

GOOD, GOOD.

ANYTHING ELSE GUYS ON, ON SUNDAY CEREMONY? THANKS FOR THE INPUT.

THAT'S AWESOME.

YOU GUYS OF COURSE REALIZE YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME.

I KNOW AL HAS ALREADY MENTIONED TO ME HE WON'T BE THERE.

HE'S STILL A LITTLE, UH, CONCERNED ABOUT BEING IN CROWDS.

SO HE'S, HE IS GOING TO KEEP HIS SOCIAL DISTANCING AT HOME AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.

I TRULY DO KNOW, HEY, UH, I'M GOING TO CHANGE THAT.

I CAN'T GO AHEAD DANA.

OH NO, GO AHEAD.

DO YOU SEND IT? SO YOUR THOUGHT WAS, WELL, I WAS JUST GOING TO MOVE UP.

I WANT TO CHANGE.

SEE, I WANT TO MOVE ITEM C UP TO B AND B DOWN TO C.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE PARADE.

GRAND MARSHAL FIRST.

THE, DID YOU, DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING DANA YOU'D WANT TO PUT OUT? WELL, THERE WERE TWO THINGS.

ONE IS ARE, ARE, IS THE INTENT TO KEEP THE SUNDAY KIND OF CEREMONY LOW KEY? IS THAT WAY WE'RE NOT ENGAGING THE BASE AT ALL? YES.

THAT'S THAT WE GET INTO, YEAH, THAT WAS REALLY YET, BECAUSE I TALKED TO CHIEF MCCAIN ABOUT THAT AND HE SAID RIGHT NOW THAT, THAT UM, THE BASE IS STAYING KIND OF IN STEALTH MODE.

THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TO BE SURE THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, NOT BEING TOO MUCH, BUT PROVIDING THE BUGLER THAT SHOWS THAT WE DO HAVE BASE INVOLVEMENT AND, UM, THEY WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THAT.

DID ANYBODY HAD TO GO AHEAD AND WAS THERE, UM, I KNOW THAT, UM, MRS. STEVENS WITH THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAD PREVIOUSLY ALWAYS HAD THINGS.

UH, I BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE DIFFERING.

YES.

AND I COMMUNICATED.

YEAH, I ASKED A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH HER.

WE NEVER DID HEAR FROM THE SONS OF THE UNION VETERANS.

UM, SO I KNOW AL AND I BOTH WERE TRYING TO GET SOME CONTACT THERE, BUT WE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING BACK FROM STEVEN SAID SHE WOULD.

SHE SAID SHE REALLY UNDERSTOOD WITH SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS NOW IN PLACE BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS.

THAT WOULDN'T WHAT WE'RE DOING.

SHE'S OKAY WITH THAT.

AND I, I, I MADE SURE SHE KNEW SHE WAS INVITED AND ANY OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE, THEY COULD, BUT SHE SAID NO, YOU GUYS GO RIGHT AHEAD.

WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE PLEASED WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

OH, DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE? YOU SAID HE HAD TWO THINGS.

OH, WELL THE OTHER ONE GO ON WITH THE PARADE.

MINE WAS MORE JUST A GENERAL QUESTION ABOUT WHAT KIND OF CONCERNS THAT YOU MIGHT BE SEEING FROM VETERANS IN THE COMMUNITY.

WHETHER, I MEAN, IT WAS MORE OF A ACTUAL CONVERSATION THAN IT WAS A SPECIFIC ACTION ITEM.

OKAY.

SO GUYS, WE'VE BEEN REACHED OUT.

UH, AL AL GOT A CONTACT FROM THE FOLKS THAT ARE HEADING UP THE 4TH OF JULY.

GREAT.

AND LAST YEAR OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, LOU BROWN WAS THE GRAND MARSHALL.

THEY'VE ASKED IF WE WOULD WANT TO PUT ONE OF OUR COMMISSIONERS UP AS THE GRAND MARSHALL OF GETTING THIS YEAR.

SO I WANTED TO TOSS IT TO THE COMMISSION AND GET A RECOMMENDATION AND THEN I WILL PASS THAT BACK UP TO WE'VE RECOMMENDED BEING THE GRAND MARK HERE.

UM, FIRSTLY I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE RAGE RARA TO BE OUR GRAND MARSHALL.

PERSONALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO ABSTAIN BECAUSE DURING THAT TIME I MAY BE REAL BUSY WITH THE YOUNG READINGS.

I KNOW.

SO FOR THE NOMINATION WE HAVE TO NOT ME DOWN.

IT'S NOT NOVEMBER.

I ACTUALLY HAVEN'T.

WHAT ABOUT SOMEONE LIKE JOHN SNOW? WHAT ABOUT SOME LIKE JOHN SNOW AND IS JESSE SNOW FAIRBORN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE AS WE'RE STAR? UH, UM, OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT THAT.

I'M EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY.

YEAH, WELL I WAS,

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I WASN'T SURE HOW TO REFERENCE JESSE.

UM, BUT I BELIEVE HE LIVES, HE DOESN'T LIVE IN FAIRBORN, BUT HE IS A FORMER VET HIMSELF.

HE'S A CAREER CIVILIAN, JUST RETIRED.

BUT HE'S ALSO A GOLD STAR.

THEY'RE A GOOD FAMILY.

UM, AND I KNOW THAT THE FREEDOM RIDE THAT GOES ON ABOUT THAT TIME, AND ROB YOU MIGHT KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS, THE FREEDOM, ARE THEY GOING TO, YOU KNOW, THE BIG MOTORCYCLE THING THAT STARTS IN FAIRBORN AND ENDS UP RIP RAP.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOUR CONNECTION IS? A LITTLE SHAKY.

UM, WE'RE GETTING ABOUT EVERY OTHER WAY.

UM, OKAY.

OKAY.

SO, SO DANA I HEARD SAY JOHN SNOW AND I WOULD BE COMPLETELY FINE WITH THAT.

HE'S A GOLD STAR FAMILY.

UM, AND I THINK I FIND WITH THAT, I THINK THAT WOULD BE, I WOULD, I WOULD VOTE FOR THAT.

AND DID I HEAR YOU SAY WAS THAT A A FAIRBORN RESIDENT? OH, HE'S NOT.

HIS SON WENT TO FAIRBORN HIGH SCHOOL.

I ACTUALLY THINK HE MAY LIVE IN THE ADELE YET AT THIS POINT, BUT HE HAS, UM, THERE'S A BIG MOTORCYCLE RALLY THAT GOES ON RIGHT ABOUT THAT TIME THAT STARTS IN FAIRBORN AND ACTUALLY ENDS UP AT RIP RAP.

THEY'VE EXPRESSED INTEREST OF WORKING THEIR WAY THROUGH, UM, CUBA HEIGHTS AS WELL.

SO THERE'S, THERE IS A CONNECTION THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE THERE THAT, THAT JESSE IS UNDERPINS AT ALL.

UM, AND AGAIN, HE'S NOT LOCAL, BUT HE IS ONE OF OUR VIEW GOLD STAR FAMILIES.

OKAY.

SO I WAS LOOKING AT IT FROM A GOLD STAR FAMILY PERSPECTIVE.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE ANY GOLD STAR FAMILIES IN HUBER.

YEAH.

I'M NOT SURE THAT, YEAH, I HAVE TO DEFER.

I MEAN I'M, AGAIN, I, I'M FINE WITH THAT BECAUSE I THINK BEING A GOLD STAR FAMILY AND WITH, UM, WITH THE GREATER DAYTON AREA, ESPECIALLY WITH RIGHT PAT HERE, UH, BEING THE PURPLE HEART CITY, UBUR HEIGHTS AND, AND, AND RIGHT PAD BEING THE PURPLE HEART BASE, I THINK HAVING A GOLD STAR FAMILY REPRESENTED IS VERY, VERY APPROPRIATE.

CANDIDLY, JUST LIKE WE DID THE PURPLE HEART DESIGNATION, THERE'S A POTENTIAL TO POTENTIALLY WORK IN A GOLD STAR FAMILY DESIGNATE FOR OR CITY DOES.

UM, ABSOLUTELY.

WHICH WOULD BE, WELL, WE HAVE THE ORDINARY MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES AT VIETNAM PARK, VIETNAM VETERANS CHAPTER SEVEN.

THEY ALWAYS SAY AS A GOLD STAR MOTHER WHO WAS PRETTY MUCH, NO MIAMI VALLEY WIDE.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE FINDING A GOLD STAR MOTHER, I CAN CERTAINLY FIND ONE FOR YOU.

YEAH.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO GUYS, I WOULD, UM, DO WE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION AND DANA'S MADE A RECOMMENDATION THAT WE CONSIDER JOHN SNOW AND I, I'M FULLY OKAY WITH THAT.

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT BEFORE WE MOVE IT? ROB, IS THERE ANY, WAS IT BEING DONE, YOU WERE HYPE RESONANT? WELL, OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD BE THE, UH, PARADE COMMITTEE THAT WOULD MAKE THE FINAL DETERMINATION AS TO WHO THEY WOULD SELECT FOR THE GRAND MARSHALL.

I THINK THAT, UH, UH, ASKING FOR A RECOMMENDATION FROM THIS COMMISSION WAS, UM, WAS THE INTENTION.

SO I THINK ANY RECOMMENDATION THAT IS MADE, UH, WOULD BE REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED.

SO I, I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE ARE ANY, UH, THERE CERTAINLY AREN'T ANY REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCY, ET CETERA.

UM, IF THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A MILITARY BASED OR, OR A GOLD STAR FAMILY BASED, THEN YOU KNOW, THAT WOULD BE FINE.

IN THE PAST THEY'VE HAD, UM, UH, COMMAND LEVEL PERSONNEL FROM THE BASE.

UH, YOU KNOW, THERE AREN'T NECESSARILY, YOU KNOW, RESIDENTS, SO IT'S, IT'S MORE REGIONAL COMMUNITY TYPE OF THINGS.

SO, UH, I DON'T THINK THAT THERE'S ANY REQUISITES FOR, FOR THAT.

UH, BUT AGAIN, WE W WE AREN'T REALLY MAKING THE DETERMINATION AND THIS COMMISSION FOR WHO IT IS.

WE'RE JUST PROVIDING A RECOMMENDATION FOR THAT COMMITTEE TO, UH, TO MAKE A DECISION ON.

RIGHT.

AND, UM, I WILL JUST ADD JUST VERY QUICKLY, I JUST DID A QUICK SEARCH.

UM, IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THERE ARE THREE CASSIDY'S FROM THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM, UH, THAT HAVE A HOMETOWN, UH, RECORD OF HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF THEIR FAMILIES, UM, BUT UM, I'LL, I'LL COMPILE THIS LIST REAL QUICK AND SEND IT ON.

UM, IF NOTHING ELSE, IT JUST GIVES A COUPLE OF OPTIONS FOR THE COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER.

OKAY.

WELL, MY 2 CENTS IS, UH, WHEN YOU STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE BASE,

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THE THING IS I COULD SEE THE MILITARY AS A KIND OF HUMAN PERSONALITY.

IT'S NOT REALLY TIED TO WHAT CITY THEY'RE FROM AND ALL THAT.

YOU KNOW, ANYONE, NOBODY CAN FIND ANY OBJECTIONABLE.

AND INSTEAD OF SAYING, WELL, WHY AREN'T THEY FROM YOU? VARIETY.

SO I KNOW WHAT THEY WANT FROM THE BASE.

CERTAINLY COULDN'T BE OBJECTED TO AND PLUS THE FACT THAT THEY'RE DOING THE JOB.

YEAH.

SO I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE DO YOU GUYS THAT, THAT OF THE COMMISSION, DO WE FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING AHEAD AND RECOMMENDING JOHN SNOW OR DO WE WANT TO DO A LITTLE MORE RESEARCH? I KNOW SHE WAS, OF COURSE, 4TH OF JULY IS JUST KNOCKING AROUND ON THE DOOR.

UM, I'LL TOSS IT BACK TO YOU GUYS IF YOU GUYS ARE OKAY WITH US MAKING RECOMMENDATION AND I AGREE WITH ROB, WE'RE JUST MAKING RECOMMENDATION.

THE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO MAKE THEIR DECISION ON WHO THE GRAND MARSHALL IS AND I'M NOT SURE IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A FORMAL RECOMMENDATION OR EVEN MOTION.

I THINK THAT WE CAN SUBMIT THAT NAME AND THEN, UH, IF MR HOFF, UH, HAD, UM, THE CONSIDERATION OF THOSE THREE FAMILIES IN OUR NAMES, UH, WE CAN SUBMIT THAT AS WELL AS HERE.

HERE ARE SOME OPTIONS AND WE CAN COMPILE THAT.

WHAT DAY IS THAT AGAIN? SATURDAY, THE FOURTH SATURDAY ON THE FOURTH.

OKAY.

I JUST SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO PRAISE A DIFFERENT DAY.

I WAS JUST, YES.

RIGHT.

AND I'LL HAVE THAT, I'LL HAVE THAT EMAIL OUT HERE JUST IN A FEW MOMENTS.

OKAY.

IT'S JUST TO NOTE, UH, I WAS REMINDED TODAY THAT, UM, THAT THE STATE OF OHIO IS STILL RESTRICTING FESTIVALS IN PERMIT AND IN PARADES.

SO, BUT THAT HAS NOT, UM, BEEN GIVEN A DEFINITIVE TIMELINE AS TO IF FOR WHEN THAT ENDS.

SO AS FOR THE TIME BEING, WE ARE STILL PLANNING ON UM, UH, SINCE THEIR, SINCE THEIR ORDERS ARE NOT INDEFINITE OR ARE OUR PLANS TO UM, TO, UH, TO FORGO THINGS INDEFINITE, WE'LL PROBABLY GET THROUGH A GOOD HALF OF JUNE AND THEN SEE WHAT DIRECTION THEY'RE GOING.

OKAY.

THAT WAS POINTED OUT TO ME TODAY.

WELL, YOU KNOW, ROB, THEY GOT TO REMIND YOU OF WHAT'S GOING ON, RIGHT? YEAH.

YES.

UM, SO GUYS, WHAT WE'LL DO IS WHEN DAN SENDS ME THAT LIST, I WILL GO AHEAD AND, AND PUT WHAT HE SENDS ME AND JOHN SNOW'S NAME ON THAT AS A, A INFORMAL RECOMMENDATION TO THE COMMITTEE AND LET THEM MAKE THE CALL.

SO THAT'S GOOD.

DANA, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING UP JOHN SNOW.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

UH, SO THAT'S GOOD.

SO WE'LL SEND THAT FORWARD.

ALRIGHT.

IT GETS NICE TO HAVE, OH, I'M JUST GOING TO SAY I THINK IT'S NICE TO KIND OF FIND DIFFERENT ASPECTS CAUSE YOU'VE HAD ALLUDED WARRIOR UP THERE FOR, YOU'VE HAD DIFFERENT LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP.

I THINK A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WE HAD AN OLDER THAN SALT GUY THAT WAS A POW AND FOUGHT THREE WARS.

UM, HE'S SINCE PASSED AWAY.

SO I THINK IT'S, IT'S A NICE REFLECTION OF, UM, THE MILITARY CENTRIC COMMUNITY.

UM, AND IF YOU WILL GIVE ME A CHANCE, I'LL SEE IF WE HAVE ANY CONTACTS WITH THOSE THREE OTHER FAMILIES HERE, SEE IF THERE'S ANY AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE EVEN, UM, PRECEDENT BE ABLE TO LEVERAGE THEM AS AN OPTION.

SURE.

I THINK IF, YOU KNOW, AS LONG AS WE GET THAT SENT OVER TO THE COMMITTEE BY THE FIRST OF NEXT WEEK, I THINK THAT'S PLENTY OF TIME FOR HIM.

I WOULD AGREE.

YEAH, FOR SURE.

CHANNEL AT TOGETHER AND WE'LL GET THAT SENT OUT TO EVERYBODY AND, AND DANA, IF YOU WOULD DO THAT, AWESOME.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

YEAH, I CAN SEE IF THEY'RE LISTED OVER ON BASE.

UM, THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO KEEP TRACK OF THAT, BUT OKAY.

AWESOME.

ALRIGHT, SO GUYS, THE LAST THING ON THE ITEM WHICH WAS LISTED AS BE THE NOW SEE AS COMMISSIONER MEMBERSHIP MODIFICATION.

UM, HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON.

I LOVE BRIAN AND I HAVE 42 YEARS HAVE HAD REACHED THAT POINT IN OUR LIFE WHERE WE REALIZED WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE HERE AT THE HOUSE WITH A HALF AN ACRE, AN IN GROUND POOL IS TOO MUCH FOR A 66 AND A 68 YEAR OLD TO BE TRYING TO MANAGE.

AND SO WE HAVE FOUND A CONDO IN VANDALIA AND WE BE MOVING THE FIRST PART OF JUNE, WHICH MEANS I WOULD BE A YOUTUBER HEIGHTS RESIDENT.

NOW I ALREADY TALKED TO ROB ABOUT IT AND ROB SAYS THAT IN OUR CHARTER IT DOES ALLOW FOR A NON UBUR HIVE MEMBERS TO BE NON VOTING MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

SO I WILL BECOME A

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NONVOTING MEMBER.

MY QUESTION WOULD BE, AND I SENT THIS TO ROBIN UNFORTUNATELY WAS BEFORE WE TOO LATE, IS IT, IS IT OUTSIDE THE CHARTER OR A NON-VOCAL MEMBER OF THE CHAIRMAN? YEAH, WE'D HAVE, I'D HAVE TO, UH, TO INTERPRET THAT AND LOOK AT THAT.

I DON'T THINK IT SPEAKS TO IT, BUT, UM, WE'LL HAVE TO, UM, I HAVE TO GET BACK YOU ON THAT.

SO MY QUESTION WOULD SHOW MY, MY, MY POSE TO THE COMMISSIONERS THAT ARE ONLINE TODAY WOULD BE, UM, I WILL, I WILL STEP DOWN FROM BEING A GOLDING MEMBER.

I WILL REMAIN ON THE COMMISSION AS A NON VOTING MEMBER, BUT IF THE COMMISSION IS, IS OKAY WITH IT, I'LL GO AHEAD AND MAINTAIN MY CHAIRMANSHIP UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR CAUSE WE CHANGED OUT IN JANUARY ANYWAY.

AND I THINK IT ADDS SOME INTERESTING FLAVOR BECAUSE AS, AS CHAIRMAN, I'M REALLY A SWING VOTE ANYWAY.

WE'LL BRING ANOTHER VOTING MEMBER ONTO THE COMMISSION, WHICH MEANS WE WOULD, WE WOULD BOOST OUR NUMBERS TO 10, BUT YOU'D HAVE ONE NONVOTING MEMBER, WHICH WOULD BE ME.

IS THAT CORRECT, ROB? YES.

ALRIGHT.

SO GUYS, THAT'S KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT AND I JUST KIND OF GET A FEEDBACK WITH MY PARTNER.

I'LL UH, I'LL CALL IT.

YEAH, JAMIE CALLED ME.

OKAY.

THANK GOD SHOCKED THEM ALL, ROB.

YEAH, I, I THINK MR CROMER SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS ON THE PHONE.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS HIM CHIME IN HIM.

BUT I, I, YEAH, I'M SORRY.

UH, A VERY DEAR FRIEND OF MINE AND JEFF'S, UH, HAD MAJOR SURGERY TODAY AND IT WAS HIS WIFE CALLING ME TO LET HIM LET ME KNOW.

I'D ALREADY TALKED TO HIM.

I'M SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION.

NO, NO, YOU'RE FINE.

SO BILL, DID YOU HEAR MY ANNOUNCEMENT? I ABOUT, UH, STAYING ON AS THE CHAIRMAN AND GETTING SOMEBODY ELSE TO VOTE? YES, YES, YES, I DID HEAR YOU SAY THAT.

THAT FINE WITH THAT.

OKAY.

DAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK? UH, IT SOUNDS JUST FINE TO ME AS WELL.

UM, YOU KNOW, MY FAMILY, UH, JUST, JUST KIND OF, JUST A GENERAL HEADS UP.

MY FAMILY IS HOPING TO MOVE SOMETIME HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT YEAR, UH, AS WELL.

AND IT WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE ANYWHERE CLOSE TO HUBERT WILL BE FURTHER SOUTH.

BUT, UM, BUT YEAH, NO, UH, MIX IT UP.

I THINK THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA.

IT, UH, IT'LL ADD, UH, A LITTLE BIT MORE, I THINK TO THE, TO THE COMMISSION BODY.

OKAY.

SO ROB, I KNOW DANA'S ON THE PHONE AS WELL, SO IF YOU WOULD GET AN INTERPRETATION ON THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE, GO AHEAD MA'AM.

SHE'S OFF NOW.

YES.

OH, WE HAVE SOME MEMBER APPLICATIONS.

AND BESIDES ALL THIS, YES, WE ACTUALLY INTERVIEWED A, UM, A NEW MEMBER THAT WILL BE, UH, PRESENTING FOR THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING FOR APPROVAL TO REPLACE MR BROWN'S POSITION.

SO YEAH, WE, WE WILL BE.

AND THEN UPON THE FORMAL, UH, DATE THAT, UH, THAT, THAT YOU VACATE, UH, YOUR CURRENT, UM, POSITION, UH, COLONEL JOHNSON AND WE'LL ADVERTISE AND WE'LL UH, WE'LL REPLACE THAT.

SO GUYS, MY, MY HOUSE CLOSES, WE SOLD HER HOUSE AND OUR OUT THAT THE BUYERS THAT YOU'RE GETTING OUR HOUSE HERE AND YOU ACTUALLY CLOSED THE 17TH OF JUNE.

SO NANNY AS OF THE 17TH OF JUNE, I'LL NO LONGER HAVE A UBUR HEIGHTS RESIDENTS.

OKAY.

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GET IT GOING THEN.

YEAH, BUT YOU'RE STILL GOING TO BE PAYING HUBER HEIGHTS TAXES FOR THE WHOLE YEAR, SO THAT COUNTS FOR SOMETHING RIGHT OFF.

THERE YOU GO.

SEE NOW FOR THAT AND WE ALLOW YOU TO STAY EX-OFFICIO WITH THAT BUYS.

HEY, CAN I SAY SOMETHING OFF THE WALL? BUT DID YOU GUYS EVER, I GOT A MEETING IN, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE WHILE AND ZOOM, BUT FOR THIS PAIN THAT WE'VE PAY AND I'D NEVER SEEN SO MUCH PIXELATION AND JUST SYNCHRONOUS, UH, VOICES AND BLURS AND STACCATO IMAGERY AND ALL THAT KIND OF THING.

AND ROB, FOR SOME REASON YOU'RE PRETTY GOOD, BUT, AND DAN, YOU'RE NOT BAD AT ALL, BUT THE OTHER TWO ARE JUST UNBELIEVABLE.

SO, AND UH, PAUL JOHNSON IS CLEAR AS A BELL.

WELL IT'S JUST THE PERSONAL.

YEAH.

YEAH.

WELL I'M USING HIGH SPEED GOVERNMENT EQUIPMENT AND PAYING EXTRA FOR THAT.

A BIG FAT INTERNET PIPE.

SO

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THIS, THIS IS THE A, THIS IS THE TIME OF THE EVENING THAT THE INTERNET PIPES GET PRETTY FULL TOO.

SO I GOT THE, I GOT THE DOD EQUIPMENT, BUT STILL THE REST OF THE REST OF IT SEEMED TO BE KINDA, IT WAS KIND OF EVERYBODY KIND OF GRINNED WHEN WE DID THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND I HOPE YOU ALL KNOW WHY.

CAUSE IT WAS LIKE A BUNCH OF KINDERGARTEN KIDS TRYING TO DO IT.

WELL, IT'S HARD TO DO IT WHEN YOU'RE NOT IN THE SAME FACILITY.

YES.

YEAH.

YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.

WELL, GENTLEMEN AND LEE STATUS, THAT'S ALL I HAD.

WAS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL BUSINESS WE NEEDED TO DISCUSS THAT? WE DID NOT, NO.

I JUST HAD A GENERAL QUESTION BECAUSE I DO ACTUALLY MY, EVEN RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THAT WAS JAPAN A FEW MINUTES AGO.

UM, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING ANY CONCERNS OR TRENDS AMONG VETERANS IN THE COMMUNITY DURING THE COVEN? JUST YEAH, JUST IN GENERAL.

YEAH.

SURPRISE DEGREE.

SUICIDES IN THE AIR FORCE ARE DOWN.

UM, BUT THAT DOESN'T, THAT, THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING REALLY.

NOT, NOT REALLY, BUT WE'VE NOT SEEN SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT WE KIND OF EXPECTED.

AND SO I JUST WONDER IF THERE THEY'RE THERE AND JUST NOT BEING EXPRESSED.

I KNOW, UH, DANA, I KNOW FROM MY INVOLVEMENT WITH ENGAGED CITY CHURCH AND OPERATION PATHFINDERS, I THINK THAT T THE TWO KEY THINGS I'VE SEEN, UH, ENGAGE THE CHURCH WHO WAS HELPING OUT ST VINCENT'S DEPAUL'S HOMELESS CENTER AND THERE WERE SEVERAL, UH, VETERANS THERE AND I KNOW THAT WAS EARNED WITH VETS THAT, THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY HAD SOME PLACE TO GO.

THE SECOND I THINK WAS THAT I'VE SEEN A COUPLE THROUGH THE BLUE STAR FAMILIES OF DAYTON WHERE THERE WERE SOME FOOD ISSUES AND AGAIN, BETWEEN ST VINCENT'S DEPAUL ENGAGE OPERATION PATHFINDERS, WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO HELP OUT WITH THAT.

UM, THAT'S THE KEY TO THINGS I'VE BEEN HERE IS JUST A CONCERN AMONGST HOMELESS AND, AND JUST THE FOOD AND THOSE, THOSE ARE KIND OF COMMON JUST FROM A COMMUNITY LEVEL ANYWAY.

OKAY.

I JUST, I WON'T, WHY I HAD YOU GUYS ON THE PHONE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE KIND OF ALL CONNECTED IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THAT SAME COMMUNITY I WANTED TO ASK.

SURE.

NO, I THINK IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

WELL, I KNOW DAN, DAN, YOU SAID YOU'VE BEEN FIELDING A LOT OF, UM, OF UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS.

A LOT OF THOSE MEN FROM VETERANS OR ALL THOSE BEEN FROM VETERANS? UH, NO.

THE, WHAT I'M DOING IS JUST KIND OF HELPING OUT WITH THE 800, SOME ODD THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CALL AND EMPLOYMENT EVERY DAY.

UM, NOW, ANECDOTALLY, UM, YOU KNOW, THE BIGGEST, UM, I GUESS RECURRING THEME IS, IS JUST KIND OF WHAT THE, THE, THE ISOLATION JUST KIND OF BEARING DOWN ON FOLKS, UM, AND, AND KIND OF JUST FRAME THINGS.

BUT, UM, FROM, FROM EVERYBODY THAT I'VE HAD CONTACT WITH, EVERYBODY'S KIND OF WEATHERING IT REASONABLY WELL OTHER THAN BEING COOPED UP INSIDE, UH, SO MUCH, UH, I HAVEN'T REALLY HAD A WHOLE LOT OF, UM, INSTANCES OF, OF ANY KIND OF EXTRAORDINARY NEED OUTSIDE THE NORMAL, UH, KIND OF JUST RUN OF THE MILL, WHAT I USUALLY AM DEALING WITH.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO JUSTIN, JUST AS A REMINDER, WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, MILITARY, ONE SOURCE, AN EAP FOR ACTIVE DUTY RESERVE AND OUR CIVILIAN WORKFORCE.

THERE'S ALSO A PROGRAM, UM, IT'S THE VETERAN EDUCATION AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, UM, F E.

DOT.

ORG WHICH IS ACTUALLY OPEN TO ANY FEDERAL EMPLOYEE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE, INCLUDING OUR, INCLUDING OUR POSTAL SERVICE WORKERS.

UM, AND I WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH THIS GROUP BECAUSE A LOT OF OUR VETERANS DO KIND OF TRANSITION INTO THOSE FEDERAL JOBS.

THIS WOULD BE, THIS IS A NONPROFIT THAT PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT IS OFTEN AT THE TOP THING FOR THE CIVILIAN PRIOR MILITARY CIVILIAN WHO NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY AND, UM, THOSE KINDS OF RESOURCES.

THIS IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP THEM.

SO I JUST COULD YOU SEND THAT LINK OUT TO US AND WE'LL GET THAT PUBLISHED? I WILL ACTUALLY ON THE EMAIL THAT IS, UM, DAN SENDING, I'LL ACTUALLY RESPOND BACK WITH IT WITH THE LINKS TO WHAT I JUST TALKED ABOUT.

GREAT.

GREAT.

THAT'S AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

OKAY GUYS, ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY.

HEY, I, I'M LIKE, WE'RE

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DOING.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.