Weekend – Veteran’s Day!

Growing up in the ’70’s I was very aware of war and the effect it had on our family. I was, and still am, extremely proud of my brothers for their service to our country. For us, we didn’t think about the politics of war, we just knew our brothers were in harm’s way.

Thank you to my brothers who served in Vietnam:

My brother fought in the Vietnam War
Floyd Sayers – Army
My brother served in the Navy during Vietnam war
Dennis Fast, US Navy
war veteran
Andy Sayers, Army
Vietnam Veteran
Joseph Sayers, Army
Vietnam Veteran
Joe looking so young, fighting a war
Vietnam Veteran
Steven Sayers, USMC

All of my brothers came home from that war, but I know so many people lost family members. My deepest gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

My husband, John served in the US Air Force in the ’80’s.

I know it helped shape him into the amazing man he is today. He left home as a shy kid who found himself in front of large crowds narrating ceremonies. He went from a guy who couldn’t speak in front of 3 people to one who spoke in front of 3,000.

He also made lifelong friends.

John worked the 1984 Inaugural ball
John Gavin, US Air Force (3rd down on Left)
My husband is a Veteran
John Gavin, US Air Force
Air Force Veteran
John working hard on duty Christmas Eve
Air Force Veteran
John Gavin, US Air Force

 

My husband had an amazing role model, and I wish I would have met his father. He emigrated from Ireland and served in the US Army.

John's father was an Army Veteran
Jerry Gavin, US Army Retired
Army Veteran
Jerry Gavin, US Army MP

This next generation of young men and women are stepping up to serve our country, and I could not be prouder.

Coast Guard Veteran
Levi Stubblefield, US Coast Guard

And, last but not least…. I am so proud of you, my son. I know it is not easy leaving your family behind, moving so much, and working crazy hours but I will speak for all of us in saying we are proud and honored by your service to our country.

 

US Veteran
Coming home after a 10 month deployment

 

Veteran
F-18 Fighter Pilot, US Navy

From Fighter Pilot to Test Pilot:

Test Pilot
Getting fitted for a different kind of suit
Veteran
Someone likes his job

 

U2 Pilots
US Navy Active Duty

To all who have served in the military, we salute you. Happy Veteran’s Day

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