Peace Out Afghanistan! My Brother David Is On His Way Home!
Today we mark Veterans Day to honor the brave and valiant men and women of our Armed Forces we have loved and lost. We also honor those who are actively serving along with all the veterans who have answered the call to duty throughout the years defending this nation and fighting for our freedom.
There will many posts written today as we reflect upon Veterans Day from those who will pay homage to our veterans along with others like myself who have a special and personal bond with November 11th.
On November 11, 2008 I was honored and privileged to write my 100th post to thank my dad, my son, my brother and acknowledge my gratitude and respect to all our veterans past and present.
One year ago today our family said our good-byes to my brother David who was deploying for a one year tour to Afghanistan with his Connecticut National Guard unit.
Today November 11, 2010 I am extremely thankful. My brother David is on his way home!! His unit is in transition with an expected arrival back to the United States within the next couple of weeks just in time for Thanksgiving.
It has been a year full of anxiety for our family and David's son Tristan who is our brave little hero and has been a trooper this past year while his Dad was gone. It will be so wonderful for our family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and David's homecoming.
I think David summed this past year up on his Facebook page where he wrote the following:
"Fight" has been the word of the day over the last year..Fight for my country, fight bad guys, fight boredom, fight fear...Here are my "F" words for the rest of 2010 into 2011..Family, Friends, and Fun...Peace out, Afghanistan.
Thank you for supporting our troops and their families and may God Bless America!
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