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Memorial Day

25 May 2009

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This is a “pieced together” picture of the Traveling Vietnam Wall. 
Last summer my husband had the privilege of working with the great guys who set the wall up.  He took me and our daughters to see it after it was set up.  It was very moving to see.

The names are great in number. 

I remembering watching one gentleman.    He was a few panels in front of us.  I was trying not to be nosey, but he turned his head back at us, I guess to see how far away we were.  There were tears in his eyes.  I’m sure he found a family member, friend, or fallen comrade.   All I could do was watch as he placed his hand on the wall. 

I know I am late, but I want to say a Thank you to all of our service men and women for their service.  Thank you to those who have given us freedom and to those who protect that freedom.   Thank you just doesn’t seem like it’s enough.

 

My hubby is in the Army.

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This is us the day he came home from his second tour in Iraq.   Around 100 soldiers came home that day.  The last of their unit.  There were a lot of other family members there to pick up their soldiers too.  But when I finally found him in the crowd, it seemed like it was just the two of us.    His uniform was smelly.  He hadn’t showered for days, but I didn’t care.  He was home, in my arms, safe and sound. 

I want to add a special Thank You to the families of past and present service members.   Even with today’s conveniences, I still found it hard to deal with deployments.  But can you imagine how the families did it during WWI, WWII, The Vietnam War?  They received letters.  Not emails or phone calls.   I can’t imagine the strength it took to get through those days.  

There’s a lot of give and take and compromise, but we are Military families.  We march on.

Thank you to every Military service member out there.  We are so Thankful for you and your family.

~Tracie

1 comment:

  1. Amen...!!! Military memebers and their families are a special group of people. Memorial Day holds a special place in my heart and always will!

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