When I look back on my life Ian was always there. I don’t remember a time when I did not know him. Growing up in a small town gives you that benefit I suppose. Life has been completely altered by knowing that he won’t be calling eventually from a scratchy satellite phone or that I won’t be getting one of …
Posted by Proud Military Widow, Kristin
On February 25, 2014 I was involuntarily put in the Gold Star Club. This is his story.
Life. Our new normal. It is excruciating, lonely, difficult; yet calming, maybe even peaceful at times.
I hate it.
But it is what it is. I can’t change it.
The roller coaster of emotions is cruel. Daunting. Sneaks up on me when I …Read More >>
Posted by Sarah, Proud Military Widow of Rob
I never thought in January of 2013 I would be where I am today. Its hard to know where to begin, but I guess how we met is a good place!
In January of 2013, after a 2 year long abusive relationship, I finally left my ex and wanted to surround myself with new friends so I jumped online and…Read More >>
Posted by Misty Mandas, proud military widow of Michael D. Daniels, KIA in Operation Desert Storm 2-20-1991
With the 23rd anniversary of my husband’s death coming up, I wanted to submit a poem I wrote today in his memory:
It feels like only yesterday I heard the news
I remember so clearly, it still gives me the blues
The tears streaming down my face
In my black funeral dress with white lace
I hugged the flag from …Read More >>
Posted by Proud Military Widow, Terry Snider Adinolfi Stamp
I was just turned 21, had been “of age” for about three weeks. It was June 22, 1972. It had been raining, raining..there was a hurricane off the East Coast somewhere, and I remember hearing that some people were killed.
Paul and I had decided that, to save money, I would go home to my parents in West Virginia from …Read More >>
Posted by awpadmin
My name is Tiffany Sweeney. My beloved Marine, husband, father, son and
friend Joseph Patrick Sweeney left his time on earth to be with GOD on
12/17/2013 by HIS choosing he was 37.
11.25.1976-12.17.2013 RIP my love always to HONOR your SACRIFICE for
America, Freedom, Life, Liberty, and Justice. You will NEVER EVER BE
He survives 5 children 18 …Read More >>
Posted by Proud Military Widow, Misty Mandas
When duty called, away you went; off to Saudi you were sent – to defend our Country’s rights; in the name of America you would fight.
President Bush set the date for the liberation of Kuwait.
Sadaam Hussein was on the run, and Desert Storm had begun.
You stood tall with your head high, confident you would not die; but …Read More >>