Now is the time to serve others. Upon retiring, I wanted to continue to be of service and learned of the Vet to Vet Maine program. The concept, which appealed to me, recognized the value of partnering with a Veteran who may feel isolated, lonely and in need of services we could help him or her to receive. I appreciated the chance to honor the memory of my father, Malcolm, who served with great pride in the Navy during WWII, in submarine duty in the Pacific. The program provides a model that could benefit so many people around this country.