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What Veteran’s Day Means to Me

I love this country. It is truly the greatest country on earth, with so much promise and potential. I get annoyed a lot of times at gluttony, greed, laziness, entitlement, etc., and I sometimes forget and let those feelings overshadow the fact that there is so much good here, so much hard work that built this land — that we live in a land that people actually die trying to get to.

I am so proud of the military legacy of my family. I pray that my sons continue it, and continue to fight for and stand for America. Here is my annual “What Veteran’ Day Means to Me” posting of the honor of my family’s service to our country:

My Great-Grandfather, WWI
my great-grandfather, WWI
my maternal grandfather, WWII
my maternal grandfather, WWII
my paternal grandfather, WWII
my paternal grandfather, WWII
my father-in-law, Vietnam
My father-in-law, Vietnam
My dad, 2nd Ranger Battallion, 1980
My father, 2nd Ranger Battallion, 1980
My father-in-law and sister-in-law, Jump School Graduation, 1989
My father-in-law and sister-in-law, Jump School Graduation, 1986
My dad, Ranger School Instructor, 1986
My dad, Ranger School Instructor, 1986
My husband, his dad, his sister, Kuwait, 1991
My husband, his dad, his sister, Dharhan, Saudi Arabia, Easter Sunday 1991
my mom and dad, 1998
my mom and dad, 1998
my husband, Afghanistan, 2002
My husband, Afghanistan, 2002

my husband and me, 2003
my husband and me, 2003
Gregg and Scott, 2007
my husband and son, 2007
my children, 2008
My sister-in-law and my father-in-law during her promotion to COL (O-6) 2011
My husband teaching my sons the parachute landing fall (PLF) 2012

The valor and sacrifice of all Veterans can never be honored enough. I am so very proud of every one of you, and I pray daily for those of you currently serving. I hope you will accept my humble thanks.

Happy Veterans’ Day.
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