If you were like me you spent the last four years pondering President Bush's call in his January, 2002, State of the Union address for Americans to dedicate time to volunteer service. When would an official government organization be established to apportion praise and honor, finally rendering volunteer service worthwhile? Well that time has come, and I just received a solid gold President's Volunteer Service Award pin to prove it!
It's about time I get some recognition and admiration for all those thankless years of humble, tireless service. Now that I'm a Colonel in the USA Freedom Corps, the tables have turned.