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Memorial Day 2016

I originally wrote this in 2012. It received so many positive comments that I decided to repost it every year, just as it was written then. God bless our troops and their families as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day Weekend What will you be doing […]

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Happy Birthday USO

Yesterday was the 75th birthday of the United Service Organization (USO). It just so happened to be my regular volunteer shift at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Center, so I got to partake of the cake while I assisted the guests that passed through. Some of you may never have heard of the USO. Many of you […]

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‘Tis the Season to help your fellow man (or woman)

Yes, the “holiday season” is upon us. In my opinion, Halloween kicks it off followed by • Thanksgiving • Christmas • New Year’s Eve or whatever holidays you celebrate. It’s a happy, festive, time for most of us. But not all of us. *Note… I was going to say that statistics prove the rate of […]

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The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is as different as life and death

I originally wrote this in 2012. It received so many positive comments that I decided to repost it every year, just as it was written then. God bless our troops and their families as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day Weekend What will you be doing […]

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It’s almost Veteran’s Day

Nationally, we set aside November 11th to honor veterans every year. What IS a veteran? The dictionary states: A veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field. Typically, when we think of a veteran, we think of a military veteran.  So what is a military veteran? FEDERAL […]

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Things are out of control

How many of you stress and/or worry about things that are not in your control? When people ask me how I’m doing, if I really give an honest answer… I’m fine.  My life is going along pretty well. Now, if I start thinking about the people around me and some of the issues they are […]

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Fireworks Tips for Veterans with PTSD

I am seeing a lot of posts about “being aware of veterans around you during the 4th of July.”  I agree that if you are aware of a veteran with PTSD in your vicinity, you should NOT aggravate them by shooting off illegal fireworks.  Well, you shouldn’t be using illegal fireworks anyway! However, the reality […]

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Memorial Day Comes Every Year

Memorial Day comes every year.  I think last year’s blog was well written, so why re-invent the wheel?  I am reposting May 25, 2012’s blog.  * Side note – It has now been eighteen months since Mohawk lost two of their own.  Our son is no longer on active duty, he is now inactive reserve.* Memorial […]

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Viet Nam Veteran’s Welcome Home

Back in March, my husband and I had the privilege to be volunteers, with the USO NC, at the Viet Nam Veteran’s Welcome Home Ceremony in Charlotte, NC.  Many of you know that I am an Army BRAT, and an Army mom, so my family is quite respectful of our military and their families, and […]

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I’m seeing a lot about the USO lately

I’m surprised at the number of people who have never heard of the USO!  I guess being an Army BRAT I was always familiar with it.  In case you don’t know, the United Service Organization exists to support our military and their families.  Here is the “official” link, http://www.uso.org/. Lately, here in NC, the USO […]

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