USMC Birthday Message From a Grateful Marine Mom

My USMC Birthday Message This will be my fourth year writing a USMC Birthday message to the United States Marine Corps. Last year I was anticipating attending a third USMC Boot camp graduation at MCRD San Diego. It is with Read More …

How One Business Recognizes Military Appreciation Month and RED Friday

Military Appreciation Month The United States Military is a vital part of our countries defense and the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces sacrifice on a daily basis with their time, health and many times their lives. Read More …

Learning the Story of My Dad, A WWII Veteran on the Edison Destroyer

Every Veterans Day I add a little bit more to the story of my Dad  I never heard when he was alive. Like many World War II veterans they rarely talked about their war time years. My Dad was one Read More …

A Marine Mom Letter to the Marine Corps on Their Birthday

The Marine Corps birthday is just around the corner and once again I begin my Marine Mom letter to the Marine Corps. My first letter was a request, last year was a letter of thanks and this year is emphasizing Read More …

Memories of My Father on the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Who remembers VJ Day? How many of the past few generations even know what V-J Day is all about? The Victory over Japan (VJ) is the day the Japanese officially accepted the surrender terms from the Allied Nations on August Read More …

Operation Longhorn was the Jade Helm of the 1950’s

So many people were up in arms about Jade Helm in 2015, but have you  ever heard about Operation Longhorn? Watch YouTube or many of the alternative media outlets and according to some, the military was preparing to take over cities across Read More …

My Most Memorable Memorial Day Weekend Spent in Washington DC

The year I spent Memorial Day in Washington DC was one of the most memorable weekends I have ever had in my life. My kids were part of the Elmwood-Murdock marching band and participated in the annual Memorial Day parade. But, Read More …

Facts About Iwo Jima, One of the Most Famous Battles of World War II

Ever since my sons became Marines I have been interested in my family’s military history and wonder where my Dad would of been on significant dates like Iwo Jima. February 19, 1945 the landing at Iwo Jima and he was Read More …

Count Down To Christmas: USMC Christmas Tree Ornaments

It is now December 2nd, and day number two on my Count Down to Christmas. I love the holiday season and everything about it including Christmas carols, outdoor light displays, making candy, baking cookies, and especially my personalized Christmas tree Read More …

My Marine Mom Letter to the United States Marines

Happy Birthday Marine Corps I sit at my computer on the night of my youngest son’s Marine Corps Ball and reflect on the journey I’ve taken as a Marine Mom and want to say “Thank You.” For four years I Read More …