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Gold Star Families Remembrance Week

Did you know that September 20 – 26th , 2020 has been designated as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week?  It is a week to honor the families of fallen service members who were left behind after their hero paid the ultimate sacrifice.  This week brings up so many big emotions and memories as I think back to that day and the many weeks, months and years that have followed. On June 24, 2010, I vowed to do any and everything I could to honor Eddie’s sacrifice and keep his...

Apology Letter to Military Spouses

Dear Military Spouses, I have never been one to shy away from admitting when I am wrong.  Well at least not since I have been a bit more of a seasoned adult, if you will.  I am writing this letter to apologize to every single military spouse out there.  For many, many years I placed tremendous judgement on military spouses.  And as embarrassed as I am about those judgements (because they were unfair and completely wrong), I believe writing this letter holds a lot of value, not only because...