Author Archives: Pat

Significance of the Blue Star

The day our son left to go to the Middle East to serve our country, I hung a blue star on our porch wall.  Very few people have mentioned it–if they have even noticed it.  But it significant for us. … Continue reading

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Children Thank Veterans

Veterans lined up.  Children passing by to thank them for their service to our country.  What a great sight! My grandson’s elementary school had a ceremony for veterans today.  He asked his great-granddad to attend.  Daddy (the one in the … Continue reading

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Thoughts From a First Time Voter

Did you vote?  Actually I cast my ballot last week to avoid the rush…but stood in line for four hours.  Ok, perhaps I could have gone another time and not waited so long.  However, it was interesting talking to the … Continue reading

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Skype is a Godsend

We spoke with Mason!  He is able to use Skype–so not only did we speak with him; we saw him.  Well, the first time we got to see him in real time.  The second time he was having some trouble … Continue reading

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Deployment!

We knew it was coming.  We dreaded it.  Yet we were proud of our son.  For months I tried not to think about it and didn’t know how I would react to the news of the actual deployment date.  Even … Continue reading

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Learn Patriotism at Home!

Recently I saw a YouTube video entitled  I Fought For You by The Sound Tank. It is an excellent way to start a discussion with your child about our country. Next month on November 11 we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a day set aside … Continue reading

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Military Families–Unsung Heroes

We all know and appreciate the courage and sacrifice of our military forces.  That can never be overstated.  But today I want to talk about the unsung heroes at home.  They have always been there supporting the troops, loving them, … Continue reading

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