Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our very own Veteran

My hubby served in the Air Force from 1977 to 1988. During that time, he was stationed everywhere from Maine to Texas to England.

All of this was P.S. (pre-Sharon). For that, I'm grateful. You see, I feel like I have the best of both worlds: I am proud to be married to a veteran, but recognize that it was at no sacrifice or cost to myself.

I didn't have to worry about his deployment, his safety or about relocating repeatedly .... primarily because I was in middle school at the time. I was rather busy and challenged myself with those pesky fractions and that book report on the history of Walt Disney.

Back to Greg ..... He is a skilled aviation mechanic, who was responsible for keeping aircraft ready for action at a moment's notice. In addition, he literally helped write the maintenance manual for the B-1 bomber.

Yesterday the kids' school held a Veteran's Day assembly which was so touching. There were patriotic songs, kicked off by an acapella Star Spangled Banner by a 2nd grader that made you squint your eyes and tilt your head to one side. I'd venture a guess that dogs within a 2-mile radius were howling. She was SO close to being on key .....

Anyhoo, our kids were so proud to have their daddy, their very own VETERAN, there to honor. To all the active military, veterans and families who have sacrificed for the good of our country -- God bless YOU, and Happy Veterans Day.


Alicia said...

I am especially glad for you that he is not in the military now, as I hear that aviation mechanics get stationed in Iraq quickly AND often! Thank you, Greg, for your service!

Christi said...

Thanks Mr Greg! We are proud to know ( and love) you!