Posts tagged "veterans"

Responding to the Boston Marathon Tragedy: So Glad for the Guard and First Responders

Responding to the Boston Marathon Tragedy: So Glad for the Guard and First Responders
These are the size-13 boots of a citizen soldier. The new boots of a young National Guard enlistee who swore to support and defend the constitution of America from its enemies, both foreign and domestic. The kind of enemies that showed up yesterday and rocked our world. A world of thousands of Americans, runners, families, and spirited... Read more »

When a $49 Steak is Good for the Heart

When a $49 Steak is Good for the Heart
I never thought the day would come. The day that my father would receive his WWII Veteran’s Pension, and the day that he would take my husband out for steak to celebrate. Not just any steak, but Morton’s. My dad had never heard of the aid and attendance benefit for wartime veterans that he applied for... Read more »

Who Says January is Boring? Seven Significant Events

January is a catalystic month. You know, goal-filled, resolution saturated, and exceedingly hopeful. Basically new.  So far, there has been a lot of new in 2013. A couple of new records for goofy winter weather. New compromises from political parties. New developments of gun control debates and laws. New implications for women in India and for women in our military. A new... Read more »

My Favorite Veteran

My Favorite Veteran
Honor. Courage. All for One and One for All. Love for Country. These are some of the character traits that my father modeled during WWII. He joined the Army Air Corps as a B17 tail gunner at age 17. There wasn’t anything that he wouldn’t do for his crew. Today, a few days shy of 87,... Read more »
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    I’m a freelance writer married to thrill-seeking husband, Jim, and mom to fantastic teenage sons: Austin, (18) Trevor, (16) and volunteer foster son, Chris (18). I am also a proud caregiver for my parents, Bob, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, 87, and Jean, his wife, 85. In between the shuttling and the shuffling of senior boys and senior parents, you can find me sitting still, enjoying a cup of steaming hot tea while pondering the next thing to do.

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