Ron Edwards was born in Queens, N.Y., and enlisted in
the Marines in 1981. After being honorably discharged, he headed to Los
Angeles to pursue a career in music. His savings didnít last long, and he
wound up living on the streets for four months.
He would eventually go on to found his own advertising
company, Focus Advertising Specialties, Ltd. But he never forgot his
experience as a homeless veteran and wrote a tribute song to shine a light
on the more than 250,000 homeless veterans in this country.
John Edwards foregrounded the scandal of homeless
veterans during his campaign for the Presidency. Barack Obama has
sponsored legislation in the U.S. Senate since 2005 to shelter veterans
trumpeted the cause in his bid for the White House.
Ron Edwards composed the song You Have Forgotten Me
and has set up a
Web site where voters can listen to the song and make a donation to help
support homeless veterans.