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:
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.
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.
This next generation of young men and women are stepping up to serve our country, and I could not be prouder.
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.
From Fighter Pilot to Test Pilot:
To all who have served in the military, we salute you. Happy Veteran’s Day