The love for the military is in my blood! My Dad was in the Air Force the entire time I was growing up. I remember being stationed in different bases, in different countries and states learning to adapt to different cultures. Mom made it exciting as we gathered with other families as the troops marched in unison in dress uniform! It was breath taking to see how they synchronized their steps and movements! I was proud to be a part of a military family making a difference in the different places we lived!
When I met
he was in the dental clinic in the Air Force.
him around at
so it was fun to run into him in the Dental section of the Base Hospital.
I sat in his dental chair and talked for
what seemed like
hours, while my Dad looked frantically for me not knowing where I was.
I wasn't allowed to date airmen so after he got out of the military and settled in our desert town in California, we started dating.
Sonny's bother, Jimmy chose the Navy to serve in and another brother, Glenn went into the Army.
, Len, was in the Army 32nd Airborne Division!
I was so impressed with the photos he took while dropping from the sky! All our brothers represented us well and made us proud!
I understand some of the hardships
face! They are willing to live away from family and friends, surviving on little pay and under tough conditions!
their lives are in danger and it's for us and our nation with rarely a "thank you"!
We truly need to be grateful!
deal with health issues and PTSD from what they have encountered... for us!
The families suffer too!
I personally partner with the Gold Star Wives of America that represent the widows of men who died while in the military serving our nation.
I was able to represent them when I met with the head of the IDF widows of Israel.
What an honor to connect the military wives of our nations!
Every time I see someone in uniform, I thank them if I can for their service!
They help keep us safe!
And when I see veterans proudly wearing their hats,
my, sometimes I cry when I honor them!
Once when noticing an elderly man wearing his veteran apparel, in the grocery store I ran up to him with tears in my eyes.
He forgot he had his hat on but was ready to rescue me f
whatever was troubling me!
Thank you, Sir, for your service!"
It took a minute and then he realized I
This is a time to honor those who have served our nation!
It's a time to be grateful for those who put their lives on the line for us!
Be sure to thank those in uniform, whether First Responders or Military!
I recently thanked a policeman for his service and told him I was praying for him!
He was surprised but appreciative!
Another time I bought a young woman in uniform
just back from Iraq
a Starbucks when we were in an airport.
She was so excited and hadn't had a latte in years!
Pray protection over them!
Pray for our President and the leaders representing us!
That's the greatest honor we can give!
That makes a happy and peaceful Memorial Day!
"First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way.
For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior,
Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine]
(1 Timothy 2:1-4 AMP)
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