HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!
My dear husband (MSgt. Ronald E. Baker, Retired Air Force) served 20 years in the military. We are still very stirred when someone takes time to shake his hand and thank him for his service. Every now and then, someone will salute him, and it always brings me to tears.
My handsome Marine served 4 years in the USMC - 3 tours in Vietnam...
2 years, 2 months and 22 days...when he came home (& married me!) then he went to Parris Island, SC to become a Drill Instructor. (He is presently 100% disabled because of exposure to Agent Orange). His strong Marine spirit keeps him going.
He then served 16 years in the Air Force and did an outstanding job of running the base correctional custody facility at Fairchild AFB, WA. Here he is holding drill competition and speech competition awards (2 of the 4 that were given to his class of 39 members) at the NCO Academy when we were stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.
This next photo was one that was published in our local newspaper after I had a tea party with 2 of our granddaughters and some of their friends a few years ago.
As a 'team' they 'built' a flag on our fence by pushing dixie cups through...our neighborhood enjoyed it for the whole summer.
BE SURE TO THANK A VET!!