Do you remember what you were doing on September 11, 2001? Here it is years later, and I can remember EXACTLY what I was doing on that day. As I’m sure you can, too. Here’s my recollection of that tragic day’s events.
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Here’s a behind-the-scenes tour of the barracks, training grounds, Commissary, and all of the steps that a new recruit goes through the moment the bus drops them off in front of the Receiving Station at Parris Island.
Here are a few interesting things I’ve learned from having a nephew in the Marines… some little-known facts about going through Marine Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC.
My nephew’s graduation from Marine Boot Camp had a big effect on me. He became a basically-trained Marine on Friday, August 18, 2006, part of ‘M’ Company, Third Battalion, Platoon 3068. Here’s how things looked, from a proud Aunt’s perspective…
Did you know that you can get free envelopes and supplies to ship items to U.S. Soldiers? In fact, there are some things you should consider when sending care packages over the holidays. Here are some little-known facts about sending items to military men and women overseas…
Everything you need to know about sending care packages to U.S. soldiers… from the best places to buy unique items that only a solider could love to ideas of things you can pick up yourself. Whatever you decide to stuff inside a care package, you can bet that a U.S. Soldier will love ya for it!
A picture I took of a soldier’s homecoming in Franklin, Tennessee. The neighbors welcome their soldier home.
A young U.S. Army soldier journals about her experiences in Iraq in her blog.
I came across an interesting project called One Soldier’s Story. It’s an effort to collect first-person writings from current and former U.S. soldiers and present them in one collaborative hard-bound book.
I can’t help it, but ever since September 11th… and then the Iraq War… and then the Tsunami, I’ve felt somewhat ashamed because I’ve managed to escape being personally affected in any way by three of the biggest life-altering tragedies…