Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day!


I wear no uniforms, no blues or army green. But I am in the military in the ranks rarely seen. I have no rank upon my shoulders. Salutes I do not give. But the military world is the place where I live. I’m not in the chain of command, orders I do not get. But my husband is the one who does, this I cannot forget. I’m not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line. But my job is just as tough. I’m the one that’s left behind. My husband is a patriot, a brave and pride-filled man. And the call to serve his country not all can understand. Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free. My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me. I love the man I married. The military is his life. But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Military Wife.

Author Unknown

We would like to take this day to thank those who serve our country and protect our freedom. Thank you to our brave soldiers and their families for the daily sacrifices you make. You are in our hearts always.

Maj. Jay Doherty - Saudi ArabiaChuck Payne - e5 - Germany
Sgt. Pear - Marine Corps
Ssgt. Charles - USAF - Maryland
Shua Cha - Air Force - Peterson AFB
Ssg. Paul Vasquez - Army
Ssgt. Amber Balbach - USAF - Hawaii
Dean Fisher - National Guard - Qatar
Bo Fisher - National Guard - United States
Randy Fisher - US Navy
Tommie Roberts - Army
Phillip Clos - Operations Specialist, E5 - Portsmouth, Virginia
MSgt. James Luellen - USAF
SSG Collin J. Bowen - Afghanistan (January 18, 1970-March 14, 2008)
Lt. Colonel David Buzo - Tinker AFB, OK
Major Christopher Buzo - McChord AFB, WA
Staff Sergeant Joshua Fetrow - Aviano AB, Italy
AZCS Jason Trahan -currently serving aboard the USS ENTERPRISE
CPN Joseph "Ray" Jaramillo, Jr. - Fort Meade, Maryland
HN Caleb Mothershed - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Specialist Dewhirst, Keitha - U.S. Army - Fort Bragg, N.C
Sergeant, Dewhirst, Edward - U.S. Army - Fort Bragg, N.C


Nonna said...

Happy 4th to everyone! I bet everyone will be enjoying some saucy eats today as you celebrate!

Sheri said...

Off to make Pioneer Womans' Dumplings. Yumm. Happy 4th of July!

(and, top 10? and second? WOW!)

Sherri said...

Happy July 4th!!! Be safe!! Thank you to all of those who serve for us!!

Deanna said...

Happy 4th! Truly a day to celebrate our freedoms. Enjoy good food, family and friends!

Rhea said...

Wonderful, heart-warming tribute! Happy 4th of July to everyone!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Just checking in over here. Glad you have this post on both sites today. Good choice.-lisa

Lula! said...

Hey and Happy Independence Day to everyone!

Karen said...

happy 4Th to everyone !!!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy


Thanks for adding my hubby:
Phillip Clos - Operations Specialist, E5 - Portsmouth, Virginia

We went to a cookout for the 4th but we made our famous Chicken Cheese Ball and Ranch Pasta Salad as side dishes to bring along, the chicken cheese ball was of course another victory!