Friday, April 29, 2005

Freedom is not Free

One of the great sites I found that is truly the best is Any Soldier...it started in August 2003 and has grown to something so beautiful, so very American. The site will help you to find out what you can send to the troops as far as care packages, it then tells you how to send it. If you are serious about supporting the guys and gals overseas, this will be the site to go and visit. There are so many friends I have made along the way from this site, it is pure magic. When you read the messages of the soldiers and how thankful they are for the generosity of the American people, it will make you very proud to be an American.
"Freedom is not Free" SGT Brian Horn
Please do your part and support the troops.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Cheating in the Military

You hear the horror stories all the time of husbands coming home to divorce papers because their wives were cheating while they were gone. I got the shock of my life when I found out my husband was screwing around over there and even tried to get married to a female soldier. I'm thinking his life is in danger. Instead he's having sex and the time of his life. What the heck is up with that?
After I read this on a message board I was really shocked....there were so many others who replied and had the same experience like her. I don't think it matters if they are in the military...if men want to cheat, they will cheat no matter what job they have. Nevertheless it's not acceptable at any rate.
For those who do need help and just want to talk to someone who has been through this, here is a great website...I used it myself. I sadly have to say I have been a victim of a cheating man in the military.

Surviving Infidelity

Sunday, April 3, 2005

National Military Appreciation Month ( May )

WHEN YOU SEE A PERSON IN A MILITARY UNIFORM, SHAKE THEIR HAND AND SAY, "THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY"

As a nation, we observe and participate in various national cultural and social awareness events through mass media attention and educational curriculum. However, we have not allocated appropriate recognition of the most important presence in the world today, an entity that impacts each and every American in a significant way, the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), as designated by Congress, provides a period encompassing both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements. It allows Americans to educate each generation on the historical impact of our military through the participation of the community with those who serve encouraging patriotism and love for America - a "reconnecting the Family of America".

The month gives the nation a forum, a framework, a time and place on which to focus, to draw attention and express our appreciation for our armed services via multiple venues and to recall our valuable history. The ideas to implement this are only limited by our imaginations. Museums, civic centers, libraries can have exhibits. Additionally, schools might invite active military and veterans to visit with students, and cities and towns can offer proclamations and special observances.

National Military Appreciation Month (May) includes VE Day, Military Spouse Day, Loyalty Day, Armed Forces Day/Week, National Day of Prayer, and Memorial Day. This very important month therefore, honors those Americans who have given their lives in defense of our nation's freedom and the men and women now serving in uniform.

It recognizes those on active duty in all branches of the services, the National Guard and Reserves plus retirees, veterans, and all of their families - well over 80 million Americans and more than 227 years of our nation’s history. Let us celebrate them just as we celebrate the other important entities that make up this wonderful country of ours.