Happy Veteran’s Day!

Well, this might not have anything to do with books, but I wanted to send out a “Happy Veteran’s Day” shout out to all the veterans out there. If you read my “About” page, you’ll learn that I am a United States Marine Corps veteran, and happily married to an active duty US Marine. It takes a lot to be in the military, and a lot to be a military spouse, especially in a time of war, and I am exceptionally grateful to all those who have paved the way before me in both roles.

Yesterday – November 10th – was the 238th birthday of the US Marine Corps. Every year the Corps has a Birthday Ball, and every unit throughout the Corps, even the deployed ones, celebrate the history of our Corps. As a spouse this year (and no longer active duty), I was able to get glammed up and enjoy an evening of history and traditions. Here’s me and my handsome husband at the ball:


We had a really great time celebrating the birth of the Marine Corps, and being in a room full of Marines in their dress blue uniform is never a bad thing! I just wanted to share because I’m exceptionally proud of my husband’s continued service, as well at my own time in the Marine Corps. Happy (belated) Birthday, Marines!

To all the Veterans out there – thank you all for your service. It is because of you all, and all the veterans of the past, that we Americans are able to live the lives we have, and take advantage of the many freedoms your service has assured us. I hope everyone out there will take the opportunity to thank a veteran or two today, buy them a drink, and let them know that you appreciate all the freedoms you have!



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6 responses to “Happy Veteran’s Day!

  1. kathleen

    Thank you and your handsome husband for your service!!!!!!

    • Thank you, thank you! One of many veteran’s in our family, representing pretty much every war in our Nation’s history – including all the way back to the founder our the Navy! Proud to represent this generation of the family!

  2. Wow! You looks gorgeous! Thank you to you and your husband for your service to our country. We’re very grateful.

    • Oh thank you so much. We’ve both been so proud of our service, and are always very grateful to the people who served before (and with) us. Many people set the pace, and serving in the military sure has been eye opening. I feel more grateful for the freedoms we have because I’ve seen what it takes to defend them.

  3. thank you for both you and your husband’s service! and also, what a lovely dress!

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