MAY 16, 2015
  I'll be performing with the Gold Star Families and the Gladstone VFW Color Guard at the Armed Forces Day banquet at the Kansas City, Missouri Convention Center Ballroom.
I will recite my Memorial Day poem, "Please Play Taps For Me" (now nearing 3,000 hits on YouTube) as we present a patriotic flag folding ceremony.
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               A LITTLE BIT ABUT ME

My long eclectic professional career has touched many  bases from a TV executive news producer and reporter to a magazine publisher to a full time advertising, public relations and talent agency to a newspaper columnist.

I am a published author and poet. Click on Popular Poems.

Since 9/11 my public speaking engagements have taken me to various parts of this nation.  Click on Speaker.

As an entrainment reporter and editor I had the opportunity to interview many celebrities over the years.
I have boxes full of 16mm color film and photographs of such stars as: Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, Anne Margaret,  Phyllis Diller, and scores of others. Click on the Memories page. It  will vouch for my authenticity.

If you are interested in purchasing any of my collectibles call me toll free at 1-800-778-1009 or Email me -


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When the eleventh day of September in 2001 finally expired all of us were changed. Our latent spirit of national unanimity awoke with a resounding roar and a call to arms.
The tragedy inspired me to write a poem something I had not written in years. That moment came when I was putting up the flag at my home. I raced to my computer and began writing "I Held The Flag Today." In short I was invited to recite it at the first candlelight ceremony near the site of United Flight 93, The poem became a national hit; subsequently the publishing of two books. numerous speaking, media and book-signing appearances across the nation.
I invite you to click on Please Play Taps for Me my latest video poem now on YouTube then click on Popuar Poems a few poems which are featured in both of my patriotic books "I Held The Flag Today: Words of Patriotism" and "More Words of Patriotism."
For an autographed copy of either book please inquire at or call toll free 1-800-778-1009.

Wall That Heals
The dedication of the Veterans Way Memorial in Pink Hill Park, Blue Springs, Missouri was a moving and memorable success on April 2, 2013.
My poem, "Eternal Messengers," received a standing ovation. It was created to honor all veterans. It told of a granite pillar shouldering "Restless Recovery," a wounded bird, which was first featured at the four-day visitation of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall That Heals in 2010.
I had the honor of speaking at that opening ceremony and reciting "A Moving Epitaph," a poem honoring our Vietnam soldiers. A sincere thank you to Blue Springs Mid Continent Library for printing copies of my poem which were passed out to the audience.
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The Wall Returned to North Kansas City           
The Wall That Heals, the traveling  replica of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was a success despite the oppressive record heat from June 27 to July 1, 2012. Nearly 15,000 came to see and touch the wall. It is the same Wall that came to Blue Springs in 2010.
I had the honor of helping to produce and emcee the 2014 Armed Forces Day in Kansas City, May 16 and 17. We featured a parade,  a car show, military exhibits, entertainment and a special one hour Tribute to the Fallen.
A salute to the media who helped make this event a success. For more information go to:                   

Currently working with Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Don Ballard to create a USO type facility in downtown Kansas City, Mo. It is AMVETS Post 181.
Contact Spencer Hardin- 816-372-0392.

I was honored to be selected to sit in the Buck "O Neil seat on 9/11/14
Click on O'Neil Seat above for details.