Happy Memorial Day!

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2012-05-29 23:19:59 -0500
Started 2012-05-26 09:48:59 -0500

This is for everyond has has served, past, present, and future! My son included, who is now going on his 3rd deployment, as I write this! Happy Memorial Day! Adam! Age 22 years old! A dad, and loving husband and my son ;)

24 replies

dietcherry 2012-05-27 22:05:51 -0500 Report

My Daddy, who will be 92 in July, served in WWII. My half-brother Bob served in Vietnam. I have many family members who served across all branches and Im so very proud of them all.
To all our military, I thank you for your service to the US and fighting for our liberty and freedom !!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-27 21:47:02 -0500 Report

I too have a military son "Go Air Force"! Ok, I come from a military family who represent all the branches and am so proud of them and all who serve/served our country:)

THANK YOU is not enough!!

runthe 2012-05-29 14:29:46 -0500 Report

I to have a son that is in the Air Force, right now he is in Qutar City…

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-29 22:54:16 -0500 Report

My son has been there too. He said they have a Taco Bell so he was in heaven. He has been deployed so many times and I never get used to it.

Caroltoo 2012-05-27 19:40:25 -0500 Report

Please thank your son for what he is doing for all of us. I worked for two years with Army families and found their dedication to be amazing.

I was also very impressed with the self reliance and steadfastness of the supporting spouses who stepped in to do the role of two parents during deployment and stepped back to be part of a two-some when the deployed spouse returned. Requires amazing flexibility.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-29 23:02:36 -0500 Report

I will, and yes it is hard on the spouses, my son was 18 when he went in(28 now) and then got married soon after boot camp( due to deployment) and was deployed the day before we jumped in all this. I remember thinking what can he do he just finished camp, but he loved it and has made it through.

I' m so amazed by all who serve as it is a different kind of life.

mariantlibrarian 2012-05-27 19:16:34 -0500 Report

Thank You! My husband was in Viet Nam and it is so amazing when someone stops to say Thank You to him, particularly since he was met with rotten eggs being thrown at him when he came home. He sincerely appreciates the recognition now.

Caroltoo 2012-05-27 19:50:11 -0500 Report

Add my thanks in there too, Marian. Even people who didn't support the war in Vietnam were mean spirited to take it out on the guys and gals who served. If they wanted to throw eggs, there were many politicians involved in the problems of that era that would have made much more appropriate targets.

I, too, found so much of those reactions so distressing. I was on the University of California campus at the time of much of the picketing and, like many of my fellow classmates, did not participate. One afternoon I had to walk over and through a group of demonstrators who were blocking my entrance to the administration building. When I arrived home, my mom was in a panic … said "all h.ll had broken loose on the campus that day according to the news". I had to laugh: the news reports "all h.ll" was what I had walked through unscathed since most of them were napping in the warm sun. So much emotion, such extremes, and so inflamed by exaggerated reporting!

My thanks to your husband for his service!!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-05-27 07:49:37 -0500 Report

Thank you for this, my family roots as far as men who served our country goes way back to Pearl Harbor wher my grandmother's brother, an uncle passed away on the Arognaut, (spelling). My husband, uncles, etc all served and retired from the military! I have the utmost respect for the men and women who served for our country! Remembering them this memorial weekend and always!

GabbyPA 2012-05-26 21:09:01 -0500 Report

Our troops are incredible and stopping them to say thank you should be our normal way. They have given a lot, as have their families. We honor you on Monday and everyday.

Thank You.

DeanaG 2012-05-26 12:39:20 -0500 Report

Thank you to every military personals service to our great country. They are the reason we have the freedoms we have and are a great source of pride for all their sacrifices.
Mine and my husband's families have had someone in the military since the Revolutionary War.

jayabee52 2012-05-26 10:20:05 -0500 Report

A blessed memorial day to one and all.

I have a son (my eldest, Paul) in the Navy getting ready to ship out to Japan to serve on a naval destroyer. My youngest (Aaron) is in the Army reserves, going to college and working as an EMT. My middle son (Jon) just got out of the NV nat'l guard a couple of years ago and is now working for a defense contractor here in NV.

I salute all who have served in our Armed forces and especially those who gave their lives for our freedom: "All gave some and some gave ALL!"