Category: Marine Corps

I Am NOT a Veteran and Here’s Why

I Am NOT a Veteran and Here's Why

**Full Disclosure: I wrote this post last year on the day after Veterans Day, but after thinking on it I decided not to post it. But every year I get pushed to defend why I don’t feel that spouses should get thanked on Veterans Day, so I decided to share exactly why I feel that…

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At the End of Romantic Moments is Real Life

Moments End... And at the end of romantic moments is real life.

Few things are less real than sudden homecomings. We watch them on TV and fall in love with the romantic ideal of a man in uniform, stepping off a bus, tired and weary. We fall in love with a girl, young and waiting patiently for her lover. We fall in love with their first looks,…

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The Perfection of Homecoming

The Perfection of Homecoming

There are these words that in everyday life are just another word. But at some point, in any life, but especially military life, the word homecoming becomes a loaded term. Homecomings are filled with anticipation, excitement, and anyone being truly honest will admit that a heaping piling of stress comes along for the ride as…

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