November 11th, 2010 09:28 AM
November 11th, 2010 09:33 AM
You should be proud. My son isn't old enough yet, but it's gonna be a tough (and proud) day for me if he does. You and your family are in my prayers this morning.
Letters from family are highly coveted during basic. I always felt bad for the guys that came up empty on mail call.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
November 11th, 2010 09:36 AM
Thank them for their service and thank you for your parenting and sacrifice.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
November 11th, 2010 09:38 AM
Hang in there, I know it's gotta be hard on all of ya, especially around the holidays. Couple of fine looking young gentlemen you got there; I'm sure they'll make fine soldiers and make their family proud parents as I'm sure they already have. All you gotta do is keep the home fires burning and they'll be back soon and better and stronger men from the experience.
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
November 11th, 2010 10:03 AM
Fine looking young men...and I thank them for their service (coming soon).
May the Lord look over them, lead them, and keep them safe!
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November 11th, 2010 10:05 AM
Congratulations! You've raised fine young men! Thank them for their service to our Country.
November 11th, 2010 02:55 PM
Best of luck to you and your sons. My younger brother and I are both currently active duty Marines, we were actually both deployed to Afghanistan at the same time for about 4 months. It takes a very special kind of parent to raise children that want to serve, and who can support them while they serve. IMO, parents sacrifice almost as much as their children when they enlist. The holidays will start not to matter as much, at least the days they are celebrated won't matter. After I got back from Iraq my family celebrated New Christgivingstine's Day O'ween.
They will be fine, they will be fed, they will have a bed to sleep in (sometimes), and they will be different people when they graduate from boot camp, but it is a change for the better.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
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November 11th, 2010 03:48 PM
Good for them and you. They already are obviously fine young men. They will be better for the experience, and knowledge they will receive. We will keep them in our prayers, and make sure you thank them for their service for us.
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November 11th, 2010 07:10 PM
That is a great thig too hear, tell them both "THANKS FOR YOU SERVICE" for me. Be proud and stay proud for them.
I can tell you from the experance that you and they will get through this fine. I was married on Saturday, got my draft notice on Monday,
and 21 days after getting married I was in Fort Jackson. Five months later I was in Vietnam.
Now, fourty-five plus year later, we are still togeather laughing about it. The being away for holiday's and such hurts some, but it will be
better over time. Keep praying and all will be good.
There are some good military sites that you can join and talk to other military mothers. You are NOT alone.
US ARMY Veteran 1965-1967 Vietnam 1966-1967
WELCOME HOME TO ALL WHO SERVED, AND FOR THOSE STILL SERVING,
A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. FOR THOSE OF YOU DOWN RANGE
WATCH YOUR 6, AND KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN.
A PATRIOT BELIEVES IN IT....A VETERAN LIVED IT
November 11th, 2010 09:47 PM
I agree, thank them both for their service! Thank you for raising honorable young men.
Don't do things you don't want to explain to the Paramedics!
Stupidity should be painful.
November 11th, 2010 10:13 PM
I'll echo that as well, thank you for raising two more patriots to protect our country. Nice to see young men headed in the right direction taking on the responsibilities it takes to be a good soldier. Are thoughts and prayers are with your family at a tough and very proud time in your lives.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” -- Thomas Jefferson
November 11th, 2010 11:35 PM
Mom has a right to be proud! On Veteran's Day........we all have more to be proud of!
I'll tell you something.....the day I went into the service, I never thought of the impact it would have on my mother. It was something I wanted to do straight out of high school. Abandoned my summer jobs of the previous years. I had to have my parents sign for me to go in since I was only 17 years old at graduation. My birthday is in December.
Thinking back now, (and this has never been said), but I know my mother went through the ordeal, but knew what I had to do. Mother's day is one thing. Veteran's day is another. Mother's of service members or veterans deserve a whole lot more IMO. I know more than you'd think. I married the woman of my dreams who has two of her own in service now. They're ours, and at times this takes a toll on her, and I support her in those times. Children should outlast their parents.
Today.....I salute mothers of those in service. If it weren't for mom, none of us would be here, or we'd have never gone where we needed to go.
I honestly think mom should get a free meal today. Lord knows I've given up a few free meals on veteran's day because of my principles. None of this would have ever come about if it weren't for mom. I'd have never been there if it weren't for her.
November 12th, 2010 08:54 AM
Thank you all and Ram Rod you brought tears to my eyes with your words. But they are good and proud tears. Their dad is a former Marine and couldn't be prouder of them. Thank you for your service - all of you!
Woman With A Gun
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. - George Washington
November 12th, 2010 11:31 PM
Congrats to you and your sons!!
You must have raised them right.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
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November 13th, 2010 01:02 AM
Thank them for me as well! Crypto was such a fun field - I actually miss it... Even being Army I had the opportunity to serve with a lot of outstanding Sailors (and Airmen and Marines) You done good and they do look like fine young men and you have every reason to be proud of them.
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