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THE WRITTEN WORD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. For more go to: www.Bluespringswallthatheals.net or call
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. ARMED FORCES DAY 2014
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.
My career has taken me down an eclective pathway that is quite diversified.
From radio news reporter to a television entertainment editor to an award winning TV executive news producer. From a magazine publisher and writer to a newspaper columnist from a talent agent and manager to to owner of an advertising, marketing and public relations agency from an entrepreneur to a buyer from a political consultant to a popular published poet and public speaker.
Just as Mr. Sinatra sings: I've been a pirate, a poet, etc .
It has all been authenticated as you will see by perusing this website.
I welcome your input.
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