THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Dayzee may focus most of her attention on the homeless community, but in a very special episode airing Friday, November 11, she’s opening her heart to the United States Armed Forces! The philanthropic restaurateur will be hosting a luncheon at Dayzee’s Cafe along with Oliver, Hope, Marcus and Thomas — and the soap cast 20 real-life war heroes to take part in the special Veterans Day show! Men and women from all branches of the United States Armed Forces and from wars spanning from “The Battle of the Bulge” of World War II to the current war in Afghanistan will appear.
Stacey Durkett, a former member of the Military Police, is one of the vets featured, and she says it was an honor to be included. “We would not have this country, and it would not be the way that it is if we did not have veterans to fight for us and to support for us,” she tells Soaps In Depth of the importance of bringing awareness to viewers about what she and her fellow vets have done for the nation. “I’m all for peace as well, but I still do think you need the security of somebody protecting your country. And if I had to do it again, I’d do it again in a heartbeat. It makes me very proud.”
As an added something special for the episode, country singer Beau Davidson makes a return appearance to the soap, and will serenade the men and women with new single, “Blessed.” “We’re right at the anniversary of 9/11, so it kind of came out of that,” the musician says about the inspiration for the song. “I have to give [B&B headwriter and executive producer] Brad Bell a lot of credit for incorporating someone like me to premiere things like this.”