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 As a spouse this year (and no longer active duty), I was able to get glammed up and enjoy an evening of history and traditions.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!