Today is the funeral of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin. Over 3500 people attended. I wore a POW bracelet for Matt for the last 4 years. My arm feels a bit naked without it, and I am trying to formulate what I want to say to his parents in the letter I will write to accompany it’s journey to his parents. So far the words won’t come.

But today, some of the local TV stations did a great thing. They pre-empted their programming to cover the funeral. (Including the first game of the NBA playoffs, the PGA, and possibly the NHL playoffs.)

“The network programs are important and popular, but there is nothing more important than our commitment to local news,” says Les Vann, Channel 12 vice president and general manager.

Like I said, sometimes they get it right. Thank you!