Congressman Howard Coble spoke at Sunday's Memorial Day event at Forest Lawn Cemetery. He was one of many retired military personnel who participated in the event. His own military service includes five years of active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and eighteen years of additional duty in the reserves. This action shot shows the congressman immediately after he finished his speech, at about 1:10, racing to his car to make a 2:00 speaking engagement in Asheboro. Congressman Coble works hard to maintain visibility throughout the entire sixth district. Having served since 1985, he is the longest-serving Republican congressman in North Carolina. This distinction indicates he is making his constituents happy.
Age does not seem to get in Congressman Coble's way; at eighty, he beelined to his car without assistance. We hope he made his speaking engagement on time. On a personal note, he has pledged not to take a pension when/if he retires!
Have a happy last day of the month to you AND to Congressman Coble.