Sunday, August 8, 2010

Proud Army Wife

Our vacation is coming to a close. Tomorrow is our last day in Wisconsin and we have a lot of people to visit before we start driving back to NC on Tuesday. I swear we will need a vacation away from our vacation

Today the hubs and I went to the Wisconsin state fair with my family. The fair here is huge. It spans miles upon miles of fair grounds where you can find an assortment of rides, shops, livestock and food. Anything you can possibly fry you can eat here. Fried pickles, fried oreos, fried bananas. Today my
Hubby enjoyed eating a krispy kreme cheeseburger. Which basically is a burger with a glazed doughnut as a bun. Oh yeah and you could put chocolate covered bacon on your burger. Yuck!!

It was a ton of fun walking around the fair laughing at the weird food and enjoying spending time with my family but what made my day was when we first arrived.

The last time I was at the fair was two years ago. I had gone with a friend on military appreciation day and therefore got a discount ticket into the fair. The hubs and I weren't sure if we would get a military discount on tickets this year since we weren't going on military appreciation day. However we did get a military discount and the bottom of our tickets read military. As we walked through the gates, M ahead of me, he handed his ticket to the boy checking them. I say boy because this kid had on a boy scout of America shirt and looked to be about 15-17. He took a look at my hubbys ticket and shook his hand saying Thank you for all you do. I appreciate your service. My chest just puffed with pride. M seemed a little embarrassed and politely thanked the kid before walking away

I've been with M before when people have thanked him for his service but those people consisted of older veterans. It was so amazing that this boy recognized my
Hubbys service and sacrifice and appreciated him for it. Especially in today's society where many people are against the war and service members don't get the honor and recognition they deserve. I was touched and honored by this kids response to my husband and very proud to be a army wife!


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9 comments:

  1. Reading what that boy said brought tears to my eyes. I wish more young people would do the same, and realize how lucky they are to have people like M doing what they do.

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  2. I love when people thank them, I have to hold back the tears every time! Glad you had a fun day at the fair : )

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  3. When we first got to Virginia, Chad and I ran to the Food Lion real quick after work. He was still wearing his ACUs and a man stopped his car and said to Chad, "I just want to thank you for serving our country." I figured being in such a highly concentrated military area that people don't think much of the men and women walking around in their uniforms but it really made me tear up! I was so proud to be a military wife that day and so proud of all of our soldiers!

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  4. That is wonderful, I don't even remember the last time I went to the fair. I know its been years. Glad to hear you have had a good vacation, have a safe drive back.

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  5. That's very sweet to see a younger person saying thank you. That sure doesn't happen very often!

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  6. That is so sweet. It's so refreshing to see "young kids" who still appreciate what others do for our country. :)

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  7. I think the younger generation gets it more than we realize...it is amazing to have them say it though. I always feel proud for my husband when people thank him for his service in the Navy.

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  8. That's awesome. I think that with the war going on the last 7 years, 9-11, the constant focus in the news articles today's youth knows whats happening. for the most part though, they are just too wrapped up in their own teen drama. One thing I have ALWAYS experienced though, Boy Scouts when in uniform are awesome.

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  9. Krispy Kreme cheeseburger with chocolate covered bacon..... EEEWWWWW. lol

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