I am a Navy brat. And proud of it. My father was an officer in the Navy. We moved between Washington and California four times until I was 8, when we finally settled in Washington. I have a lot of vivid memories of our trips between the two states and living at Camp Pendleton in California, including the sadness of when my father shipped out for Desert Storm and the excitement and anticipation as we waited (all day) for his return. I loved Veteran's Day assemblies when I was able to bring my Dad in to show him off to my school.
I'm so proud and thankful of the service my father did for our country. Thank you, Dad!
My Dad isn't the only member of James and my families to serve in the military. Between the two families every branch, down to even the Merchant Marine during WWII, have had a member of our family serve in it. It makes me proud when people (young and old) stop my Grandfather, who was a Master Chief in the Navy, to thank him for his service.
Thank you to all of our former and current service- men and women! Happy Veteran's Day!
(to see the orginial post go to forbetterORRworse.com)