Growing up in the ’70’s I was very aware of war and the affect it had on our family. I was and still am extremely proud of my brothers for their service to our country. To 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 for your service:
All of my brothers came home from that war, but I know so many people lost family. My deepest gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
My husband served in the US Air Force in the ’80’s. I know it helped shape him into the amazing man he is today. He went in 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 immigrated 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 couldn’t be prouder.
And, last but not least…. I am so proud of you, my son. I know it’s not always easy, moving around, leaving your family behind, 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: