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Thank You to the Veterans

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day.  I know this post should have been yesterday but when I found it I thought I still needed to share it.  It is a very well done example of honoring our veterans not just this day but any day.  How many of you take the time to say thank you when you board a plane with a uniformed soldier?  We should remember these soldiers who give up a lot for our freedom .  Thank you to all those veterans who have given so much and to those soldiers who are still working for us.  Next time you pass by a soldier be sure to thank them for their service.  Also, watch for those vets who wear hats proudly displaying their service.  Thank them everyday.  The joy you will get when you see them feeling appreciated is so worth it.

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A New Home for a Hero

This video was from this past July but it is a great story.  At a local soccer game in Dallas Texas they took the time to honor a veteran.  Not just honor the vet but to present him and his family with a gift.  Sergeant First Class Jerry Holcomb was honored for his service and then the family received the surprise of their lives.  They were told to turn towards the big boards and watch a presentation about them. Jerry served for 13 years in the army with 3 tours in Iraq and Afganistan and . He had received 2 purple hearts and 2 bronze stars and many more. Operation Final Home told the builders of their story.  They presented him with a mortgage free custom home.  They joy on their faces is amazing.  You can tell they can’t quite believe what happened.  We just want to congratulate them on their new home and thank you Jerry for your service.  You deserve this and so much more.

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a new home for a hero

She Couldn’t Wait a Moment Longer

You can’t always wait.  This little girl was there with her family and many other families as they waited for their soldiers to return home.  As they came into the room she waited until she couldn’t wait any longer.  She ran to her daddy before he was dismissed.  Nothing could stop her and nothing could keep him from greeting this little girl. She returned back to her mom and waiting with everyone else until her dad was officially dismissed to run to her.  How sweet. We just don’t realize how much the families of our military suffer and give up for our freedom.  First Lt Daniel Oglsby was deployed to Kawait eight months ago. Not only that but Thursday was little Kara’s birthday.  What could be a better gift than having your daddy come home?  Christine, his wife, said that last time he came from home from deployment was the first time he met his little girl Kara when she was 2 months old.  This mom spent many nights reading to her little girls about deployment in a child’s book called “Lily Hates Goodbyes” where the little girl runs to her dad when he returns.  She clearly took a lesson from this book.  Welcome Home Lt. Oglesby and enjoy your time with your daughters. Thank you for your service.

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she couldn't wait a moment

 

A True Dedication

This is a story of an incredible woman.  As a young girl she made a comittment to a man that she didn’t even know.  Back in the 70s  when the Vietnam war was happening many people took a vow to wear a MIA bracelet for a soldier that was missing in action.  Many days, months and years went by.  Some men returned home and the people wearing their bracelet would be able to remove the bracelet once they returned home.  Not for one soldier and the girl who was wearing his bracelet.  After 4 decades she gets the word that his remains were located.  It was Christmas day 1972 when 12 year old Kathy Strong found her bracelet in her stocking.  She took her committment very seriously.  She wore this bracelet and never took it off.  She said she even wore it through an MRI.  This was not a promise that she took lightly.  She wore the name James Moreland until she was told that his remains were found and were brought home to be buried. She didn’t remove the bracelet until she could put it on his uniform in his coffin. She sat with his family at the funeral even though she had never met this man.  She had always dreamed of the day when she would take off the bracelet and meet the man she was wearing it for.  What dedication to follow through a promise you made as a child long into your adult life.  Thank you for your servie Kathy.

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a true dedication

Two Vets Reunited

Two Navy shipmates and Vietnam War veterans have been reunited after a 38-year search. Rick Mueller and Joe Martinez served together in 1971 aboard the U.S.S. White Plains.“They called us M&M – Martinez and Mueller,” Martinez said. Mueller tried to reach out to Martinez in 1976 at a Denver gas station with a phone booth and five dollars in change calling numbers in the phonebook, but was unsuccessful. He sent out many letters trying to find his friend. Then, recently, Mueller received a letter from Martinez, which said, “I have been trying to reach you. You were my best friend.” This is a homecoming that was 38 years in the making.  These two were thrown together when they met in the military.  They found an immediate connection and became lifelong friends.  At the end of the war they lost touch.  Now in this video they find each other and it is like they never lost eachother.  A friendship as special as this one is hard to come by.  How wonderful that they were reunited.

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two vets reunited

Taps for the Neighborhood

What a beautiful way to end the day.  Here is Tacoma, Washington in this neighborhood they have Don Britton who at sunset everyday, shares his talent with his neighbors.  Don checks the paper everyday to find out what time sunset will come today. He then practices to make sure that his song today is the best it can be.  Taps may have been heard before but ot hear it each day at sunset in your neighborhood it amazing. He says he does it to honor our troops.  The neighbors don’t care why.  They are all just touched with the beauty of the song.  Some folks wondered what they were hearing and who was doing it.  Many stop as soon as they hear the first note and stand at attention during the entire song.  It is a simple gesture that means so much to all his neighbors.  Thank you so much Don.  Your gift is very special to the people of Tacoma and now to all of us who have experienced this beautiful tribute.

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Tapps for the Neighborhood

Celebrate America

Here is a little lesson in history.  Just a fun video for the 4th of July.  How many of you remember School House Rock when you were a kid.  Here is a video about why we celebrate Indepence Day, July 4th.  Of course, it is the fun of family and bbq and of course those fireworks.   But there is much more of a reason.  This little 2 minute video is just a fun reminder of what our history books say about how we came to this place in history and what they did to get us here.  Take a moment to enjoy this little video and then remember tomorrow all the souls that worked hard to create this wonderful country.  Don’t let the unrest and crazyness that is going on now to stop us from remembering that this country is great and if we all pull together it can be great again.  Everyone have a safe and sane 4th of July.  Enjoy yourselves and take care of eachother.  It is a wonderful country we live in.  Let’s celebrate America.  God Bless America.

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Celebrate America

Sheba Comes to America with Her Pups

Operation Puppy Rescue.  This is a story of a liter of pups and a bunch of soldiers in Afganistan.  It seems that these soldiers foung Sheba and she kind of adopted them.  Sheba then gave birth to a liter of puppies. These soldiers even went so far as to share their food with the dog and her pups.  They wouldn’t have made it without the soldiers. They cared for these puppies like their own.  When it came time for this group of soldiers to head home they wanted to bring these puppies home with them.  That is where Edwin Caba went to work with Guardians of Rescue.  They helped arrange with the help of some generous donations to ship the dogs from Afganistan to the New York.  These dogs gave Sgt.. Caba and his unit a sense of normalcy that they would not have had without them.  After the dogs arrived Candace (Sgt. Caba’s dog) went home to meet his other dog.  He said they are getting along fine.  They are perfect friends.  How great that a pet can help these men come back to their lives.  Thank you gentlemen for your service and to the your pets.  Glad you guys are together again.

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Sheba comes to America with her pups

 

 

Secret Service Dogs

USSS-K-9 Jordan is a Belgian Malinois.  He looks alot like a German Shepherd.  He is not an average dog.  He is a secret service agent.  So is K-9 agent Hurricane.  They are stationed at the White House to protect it.  Last week they were called into action when an intruder got on the White House lawn. Their breed is chosen for their agility and eagerness to serve.  They are able to run twice as fast as an olympic runner.  There are 73 other dogs in the secret service. They get 20 weeks of training and continue to work until they are 10 years old. When they retire they get to live with the families of their handlers.  These special dogs do a great service to our country. How amazing are these dogs.  They are devoted to their jobs as protectors.

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secret service dogs

Memorial Day Tribute

On this day we need to stop offer a tribute and remember all of those who gave their lives for us to have our freedom.  This video is a little longer than most that we post but the message is so powerful.  Take the time to watch.  It will touch your heart.  So many of us just can’t even understand the pain that the families of these lost soldiers know.  What we can do is take time to thank a soldier when you see them while you still can.  Walking through the airport, the mall or just on the street.  Stop them.  Shake their hands and tell them just how much their service means to not only you but to this country.  I am so proud when I hear of people who give up their seat in first class for a soldier going home. Or even to just acknowledge them on a flight.  Remember they chose to do this service.  There is no longer a draft that took our young men without their choice to serve.  These people made the choice and we should thank them.  Enjoy your holiday but remember who it is really for…. Our Heroes.

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Memoral day tribute