For the Veteran and Essential Workers: First responders, Health Care workers, Volunteers
My father was in the USN for a 4 yr. hitch and was involved with the operation Eagle Claw in 1979. His ship was a secondary landing zone (LZ) if the mission had been successful.
I remember sitting at home and watching TV learning about how the military was going to attempt an operation to see how close helicopters could get and rescue the 50 hostages in Iran held against their will.
Recently my own son has returned from a 4 yr hitch with the USMC (Semper Fi) and has processed with me his experiences and challenges as a Marine seperated from family over seas.
I have met and even worked with some of the soldiers involved with Desert Storm and the 2003 Iraq invasion. I never wore the uniform but I do support those that do. God bless our men and women in uniform.
Once upon a time in a town far away and 30 yrs ago, I watched my mother and father volunteer for a small town EMS service. Many holidays were delayed or missed. Many meals went cold or uncooked because they had to respond to a myriad of calls, events, and auto accidents. It was here I learned just how hard, how tough, how demanding and how rigorously dedicated the men and women of health care and first response truly is.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICES!!!!