I am honored to have this chance to serve again and to do so alongside you and your families. My wife, Charlene, and I know all too well the sacrifices you make to keep this country safe. That safety is job one, and I promise to work as hard as you do at it.
In today’s episode, we look at the career of LT James Barksdale a member of the US Navy. We explore his early career and the path he took to join the Navy as well as progress in the Navy.
“This is NNOA” is a weekly discussion about the news, views, and perspectives from around the National Naval Officers Association. As well as a look into the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and the United States Marine Corps. Every week a guest joins This is NNOA’s host CAPT Roosevelt “Rick” Wright Jr Ph.D., USN (Ret)
Well done to our National Executive VP and Monterey Chapter of the NNOA. Way to represent.
SEASIDE, Calif. —
On the Central Coast, dozens of people would normally march throughout the street in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, continued fight and how far the country has come. In a pandemic, those activities had to adjust.
It’s not a day off, it’s a day on for service. For some people, MLK Day starts with serving their community.
“It’s the least we can do is spend our time and give back to the community. It doesn’t cost anything it’s helping each one of us,” Shunika Johnson, clean-up volunteer.
Each person, honoring and celebrating their own way safely from a distance.
On MLK Day, a group with the National Naval Officers Association, along with people living in Seaside started off the holiday morning cleaning up Seaside. Doing community service on MLK Day has become a normal activity for some in recent years.