How many times have you heard someone say, “People don’t change”? I can speak for myself and I imagine many others out there; that change/ transformation is inevitable. I know that to my core, I am the same genetic makeup for the part 4 decades. However, our experiences, stories and the people we share them with shift and change all …
Posted by Margo Crane Proud Military Widow of SGT. Brian Maurice Crane
My husband, SGT Brian M. Crane, was injured in 2004 while in Iraq. He had many medical problems, including TBI and PTSD. He passed away as a proud US Army Veteran; he got his Angel Wings on December 30, 2010. His death was unexpected; sudden…shock doesn’t even begin to cover the feeling. It’s like a vacuum of disbelief, the world …Read More >>
Posted by Mandy Sikorski Proud Military Widow of SGT Clint Sikorski
It all started on a Friday morning. October 17, 2008. Everything started out normal, the way that it was supposed to. He left for work around 0500, came in and gave me a kiss like he always did before he left. About half an hour later, he text me after getting onto base and getting his monster to let me …Read More >>
Posted by Diane Proud Military Widow of Michael
Michael Angelo Longobardo was my soulmate…he loved to say he knew from the first time we spoke on the phone that I was the one. It took me a little longer to realize it tho. Mike was already out of the military when I met him but being in the Air Force left it’s mark on him. I’ve been told …Read More >>
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 >>