Ken Wiseman is the Action Corps Manager for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and he organizes the VFW's grassroots efforts from their Washington, D.C. office. He served 13 years in the Navy in both active and reserve units. Ken earned a Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University on the G.I. Bill.
On Sept. 29, 1899, a group of 13 veterans gathered together and decided there was a cause to which they personally related and collectively wanted to advocate for. Instead of just screaming on the street corner, they banded together and formed an organization now known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, or the VFW.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.