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hi there!! i'm a HUGE military supporter. i have 3 childhood friends that joined the military. one was active duty in the army and is now in the national guard. one friend is active duty in the marines. and my very very best friend in the world is a marine veteran, considering re-enlisting! GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!
Awesome to see people participating already!
I am a veteran, having served in the United States Navy as a Sonar Technician on USS James K. Polk, SSBN 645, a ballistic missile submarine. I fully support our troops, and want them home safely!
Hi there..proud army wife here. husband currently away for a 1 year tour (JTF-GTMO, Cuba). :]
I am an ardent supporter of the military!
I've always been a huge supporter of the military and our veterans, in fact I had delayed enlisted as a Senior in high school, but unfortunately for my military career I got pregnant before I was to leave for boot camp (a mixed regret I've always lived with). My father is a veteran (Vietnam era)who went on to be a police officer in Flint, MI, my brother was in the Army-discharged on medical, My ex husband is Retired Army & our son is (obviously) technically military family. My Grandfather graduated from Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana & while he recently passed away, he was so very proud of that experience-I can't tell you why he never went into the military but I know that he always wished he could have.
While I do my best for as many charities as I can (being a cancer survivor I of course advocate for those types of charities as well)-One of the charities I have advocated for the most & the longest, as does my father, is the Paralyzed Veterans of America. While I don't have much money being disabled, I do send them money every chance I get. I live near the Bay Pines VA Complex/Hospital here in St. Petersburg, FL & I spend every Veterans & Memorial Day just walking the grounds, especially at the cemetary where my parents will one day be buried (in the cremains section). The beauty there, which some think I'm odd for thinking a cemetary is beautiful, but it's just amazing, especially when the boy scout troops come through and place little American flags at every single grave marker there (there must be 10's of thousands?. The bells toll the songs of every military branch which I love to sit under this one specific tree and listen to (& at times sing along with quietly) those bells toll for all that are resting there and presently serving.
I fully support all of our troops, but I have to admit that being disabled myself I tend to gravitate toward the disabled vets more as far as being able to relate to them even just a little bit. My hope is that one day I can be of much bigger help for them & their families, in some way or other, but for now I can only do what I can do & that is to support them and all of our men & women in uniform to the best of my ability, & encourage others to do the same.
Happy Veterans Day to all of our men & women in uniform! We honor your service, as well as the sacrifices you and your families have to make because of your choice to defend the freedom of America-which we all know surely needs it now more than ever! God Bless each and every one of you -& your families/wives/parents/children, etc-for what you do for our beloved country!
(P.S.-I would absolutely love to read your book if I am lucky enough to be chosen!) =)
Only 5 comments? Come on – this is a great book!
I have been following Joe on FB and would LOVE to read this book, I am a Marine Corps Vet and also an Air Force Mom and Aunt,, I SUPPORT our troops with all my heart and soul!!
Shaylynn Olivo says
This sounds like a great resource! I am a Navy wife, my husband deploys to Iraq after the holidays so I am looking for materials to help me understand/get through the tough times.