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Buffy, thanks for taking the time to post this. We are blessed to live in a country with dedicated soldiers. My young brother enlisted only a few months ago in the army. My brother-in-law is currently serving overseas in the army. My husband is thankfully home at this point, after several deployments with the Army National Guard. And finally, I want to remember a friend of mine who was taken way too early while serving overseas, Todd Bryant. He was doing exactly what he wanted to do- serve our nation. His memory lives on for all of those who loved him.Thanks Buffy,Marissa
Marissa, thanks for sharing. I will keep all of them in my prayers. Do you know how you just remember certain things? I remember when I was little, maybe 5 or 6, coming downstairs and my mom and sister, tears in their eyes, reading the newspaper. A guy my sister had dated had been killed in Vietnam. I remember Steve taking me down to the Tropical Treat and buying me a small vanilla ice-cream cone.I can still see him lifting me up to get the cone from the girl who passed it through a window. For some reason, I have never forgotten this. I can also remember seeing footage from the war on our black and white TV. I was so young and didn't understand what it all meant. Now that I have teenage sons... well, I just can't imagine. Blessings to you and your family.