Author and hospice volunteer, Dannion Brinkley, appeared during all four hours in this special Veterans Day show. In the first half, he addressed many of the challenges that Veterans face, and in the latter half, he talked about his life-changing NDEs, and prophetic visions that came out of them. Among the problems veterans face is unemployment-- almost two million servicemen and women are looking for work, with 20,000 new vets being added to the job market each month, and this is complicated by the fact that many of them have PTSD, he noted.
"The next big crisis is suicide. Every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide in the United States of America, 22 a day," Brinkley lamented, adding that the list includes active duty soldiers, as well retired ones who feel neglected and alone. The over-prescribing of pharmaceuticals is also an issue-- "the average 62 year old veteran has 21 scrips, and the average 22 year old has 11 (prescriptions)," he cited. Brinkley was joined by several volunteers, such as Air Force Master Sergeant Bill Hatfield, who work with him at The Twilight Brigade, an end-of-life care community that operates as an independent agency within VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America.
Brinkley recalled being hit by lightning in 1975, and during the time he was clinically dead for 28 minutes, he underwent a Near Death Experience (NDE), which included a panoramic life review and a visit to wondrous "crystal cities." There, he encountered 13 beings who were radiating light and presenting him with visions of possible future events. He shared these accounts with NDE researcher Raymond Moody, who at the time was a medical student at the hospital where Brinkley was recuperating. One of his accurate visions was the breakdown of the Soviet Union, and he also saw the Fukushima nuclear disaster though at the time he interpreted it as taking place in Norway. The next year and a half is an important decision making period in which people will either "wake up or sell out," he said, warning that in one of the NDE visions, he saw people taking chip implants at a church in Wyoming.