Every person has a story to tell, and the story that local author James Culmer tells in his new book, “Remember Me America,” is the tale of America’s active and retired military members.
The book highlights the ways in which veterans are neglected, unfolds the pioneering efforts of women who serve, and offers prayers for those who currently serve in the military.
The author was inspired by a Vietnam veteran whom he encountered while distributing meals and clothes to the homeless in Sacramento in 1999.
For some reason, this particular veteran dug into Culmer’s caring spirit like a burr. The veteran opened up to him about his struggles, emphasizing that civilian life was not easy for many veterans.
The experience prompted Culmer to begin research on the issue and to start voicing his opinion about the well-being of America’s veterans in a book.
“There are those who need our love and support in the manner of whatever our gifts and talents are,” Culmer said. “Our troops and our veterans are in such need. Let us involve ourselves by giving back to those who have given unselfishly to the United States of America. Support our troops.”
To read the entire story, see the July 18 edition of The Central Virginian.