Monday, May 28

Memorial Day



Every year at this time, I start to remember my military service and miss it just a little bit.  

My official United States Air Force photo

I think I need to go back to basic training again so I can get back in this shape! 


We were all Military cops, don't we look scary and tough!?!?
(Me on the top left, Airman Call on the top right and Airman Abel kneeling)




Even though I got out of the AF after my four years were up, I am still proud of everything I accomplished then. 

Now I get to be proud of my husband.  He has been in the military for 21 years this year and is not done just yet.  He was deployed to Iraq about 2 years ago and this picture was taken with his unit. 
(He is standing up in the back row on the far left) 

I am proud to say that all these Airmen made it home safe! 




I just wanted to take a minute to put a few faces with this holiday.  Our military members are husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters.  Every time our country loses a member of the armed forces a family somewhere has just lost someone they loved. 

Celebrate! Have fun! Hang out with family and do whatever it is that makes you happy! Just take a minute of your day to remember those we lost.

Lastly, to those who have served or are still serving in the Armed Forces, you have my deepest gratitude and prayers for your continued safety.  


16 comments:

  1. Shannon, thank you for sharing this!

    Also: thank you, your husband, and everyone else who have served in the military (including my brother out in NJ right now). :)

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  2. You are amazing my friend! I love that you put this post together!! :)

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  3. That is so amazing that you were in the Air Force. Serious kudos to you, you have my respect. The pictures were very cool to look at. That's amazing that your husband has been in the military for so long. What amazing people to go out and protect our country. Happy Memorial Day to you! :)

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    1. Thank you Linny. I really loved my time in the AF!

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  4. Shannon,

    Thank you SO much for sharing this. I've always had the utmost respect and love for you, but my respect for you and your husband has increased ten-folds... It's so beautiful, and heartrending too, the sacrifices that soldiers make so that we can enjoy all that we enjoy as Americans. The pictures are wonderful, and you (as always) look beautiful in them. Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.

    ~Hira~

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    1. Thanks Hira! My weekend was fabulous! I hope yours was as well!

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  5. Thank you for serving! My brother is a Marine and my cousin is in the Air Force and I know how hard it is on the families of our military men and women. You are all an inspiration to me!

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    1. Thank you to your brother and cousin! I really loved my time in the AF and I miss it sometimes still!

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  6. Thank you for your service! My brother is an Airman, stationed in Texas. My parents both served in different branches. My grandpas both served. Proud to be part of a military family! :)

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    1. I was happy to do it! Thank you so much to your brother! I am part of a military family too. I think it is very special!

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  7. Thank you for serving, and for sharing :)

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    1. I loved it! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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