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His Independence Day

My neighborhood was echoing with explosions. On the way home that night, the sky was a gorgeous purple-blue. A huge fireworks show lit up the Illinois cornfields. I veered off to a country road for a minute, and watched them in silence, feeling my heart skip with every boom. I tried not to think aboutContinue Reading “His Independence Day”

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The Uniform

  He doesn’t put it on often, although it always seems to be in bits and pieces around our house. And being in the National Guard, he only needs it occasionally. Once a month, though, it comes off a hanger: a hat with perfect creases, a pair of dirtied boots, t-shirt, socks, and this- hisContinue Reading “The Uniform”

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Support for Guard and Reserve

We may not live on post or be apart of an active community but Guard and Reserve make up a large population of servicemebers deployed today. This is just a short video reminder of just how important we are. Don’t give up, there are resources and families out there going through the same obstacles. WeContinue Reading “Support for Guard and Reserve”