HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!
This is one of my most favorite holidays!
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. He has spoken at many patriotic services in our area, and tomorrow he will be sharing at our local Memorial Day ceremony in the cemetery outside of our little town.
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.
Ron has been 100% disabled (service connected) for over 10 years now - exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.
He would serve his country proudly all over again if he had the choice.
I SO admire that about him.
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.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED!
BE SURE TO THANK A VET!!