Steve Harvey celebrates Veterans Day all hour today by paying homage to the brave men and women who fight for our American freedoms. With an audience full of members of the finest military in the world, Steve will honor and show appreciation for both veterans and active duty service men and women.
Steve welcomed ASHLEY, a 30-year-old Navy vet who was honorably discharged one year ago and has been struggling to make ends meet ever since. She’s college educated with a degree in Psychology and has not been able to find a job. She’s getting behind on bills and as a single mom to her two-year-old daughter, now faces the real possibility of homelessness. Steve set this deserving vet up with several huge surprises to help her get back on her feet. First, MIKE KAHOE, president of Group Management Services, steps in to offer Ashley a position in Human Resources at his company, with full benefits. Steve also hooked Ashley up with a little seed money, presenting her with a check for $5,000. And last but not least, BRYAN CULLERS with Pangea Real Estate presented Ashley with a fully-furnished apartment in the Chicago area, which will be rent free and utility free for one whole year! NBC5 Chicago correspondent BYRON MIRANDA, who is a military veteran himself, gave Ashley a tour of her brand-new apartment!
Steve has worked with his audience warm-up comedian, RUBIN ERVIN, for seven years. He’s a funny guy, but on a serious note, Rubin has a lot of deep ties to the military, including his father (a retired Master Sergeant in the Air Force), his sister (a retired Army Captain) and his brother (an active duty Staff Sergeant in the Marines, currently serving overseas). Since a lot of Rubin’s family members have served in the military, Steve sent him on a mission at the Chicago Army R.O.T.C. Battalion Boot Camp, to give him a real taste of what his family members have experienced. We watched Rubin’s hilarious, yet emotional day, spent at boot camp. But Steve saved the best for last, with a huge surprise for Rubin. All the way from Okinawa, Japan, Staff Sergeant ERVIN surprised Rubin on our stage, for a heartwarming family reunion that Rubin never saw coming!