I KNOW IT'S NOT VETERAN'S DAY, FLAG DAY, OR EVEN THE 4TH OF JULY, BUT I FEEL COMPELLED TO TAKE A MOMENT AND JUST SAY "THANKS" TO ALL SERVICE MEN & WOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN OF THEMSELVES TO PROTECT OUR WAY OF LIFE.
LAST FRIDAY I SPENT SOME TIME AT THE VETERAN'S HOSPITAL IN DETROIT AND YESTERDAY AT THE VETERAN'S OUTPATIENT CLINIC IN GRAND RAPIDS. WHAT A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE. EVERYWHERE I LOOKED THERE WERE VETERAN'S PROUDLY WEARING HATS, VESTS, & JACKETS SHOWING WHERE THEY HAD SERVED. JUST LISTENING TO THE STORIES THEY WERE SHARING WITH EACH OTHER GAVE ME A SENSE OF AWE AT WHAT THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED. NOT ONCE DID I HEAR ANY OF THEM ASKING FOR PITY. JUST A PRIDE IN WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
IT HAS BEEN ONE OF MY LIFE-LONG REGRETS THAT I WAS NEVER ABLE TO SERVE OTHERS THE WAY THEY HAVE SO SELFLESSLY GIVEN OF THEMSELVES. SO...NO MATTER WHAT BRANCH YOU SERVED IN OR WHERE YOU SERVED, I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW HOW MUCH I RESPECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE SACRIFICED FOR THE REST OF US. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE...THANKS!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my page for a visit! For those of you new to WMUS, I'll give you a little bit of insight into who Mark Dixon is. For those of you who have been around for some time, you pretty much know everything about me. My life is pretty much an open book.
I've come by my career in broadcasting honestly, having grown up in Kalamazoo as a son of a radio disc jockey. My father was a DJ at WKZO and was the long time "voice" of TV Channel 3 (WKZO, currently WWMT). Years later, my career in radio began in 1978 in the small town of Ottawa, Ohio. From there I had a short stint in Lima, Ohio. Since 1988 my family has called WMUS and West Michigan home.
My interests are bicycling, deer and turkey hunting, bowling, golf, and computers (I've become quite a geek late in life.). I also enjoyed coaching my son in soccer when he went to Fruitport
You probably know that I'm not shy about bragging and talking about my grandkids, Katelyn and Brendan on the air either!