The night I left for Afghanistan
Every year, when Veterans Day rolls around, I feel an abundant amount of love, appreciation and respect. To be a veteran of this country can create some hardships, since one of the most important rights of an American is freedom of speech. Not everyone appreciates what we do, and that is fine. The vital word is “freedom.” If we live here, we all inherit it. It’s what we fight for, it’s what we attain to keep, and what we pray our children will always have as part of their lives. It’s the reason I’m blessed to hear “thank you for your service.”
Life as a service member can be very difficult. From the deployments, to the constant training, to the heart-wrenching part of leaving your family behind for all of this, it can create stress. What citizens may not realize is that their constant support is what keeps us going. You keep us afloat. It’s you and your unwavering belief in us that gives us strength. So today, I thank you. We thank you.
We also appreciate American companies that gives us due respect and encourages their customers to do the same. Wahl is one of those brands. Based in Sterling, Illinois, Wahl is a family-owned company that continues to make products in the USA.
Wahl and Military Spouse Magazine recently hosted a photo contest to recognize men and women everywhere who run a household while their spouse is serving our country. Military spouses were asked to capture a special moment with their partner or family and submit their photos. Wahl and Military Spouse Magazine then awarded one military family with $1,000.
While there could only be one winner, Wahl is honoring all the families who shared their heartfelt photos, and the many more who serve our country, with a special Veteran’s Day video that brings these amazing images to life. Check out this powerful 1 minute video in honor of Veterans Day:
Thank you Wahl for the support and a big thank you to my readers for always being my rock and my foundation, especially when it comes to my time in service. I love you all.