I’ve had a topic in my mind for the past week or so that I thought would be good to blog about but everything changed when I sat down in front of my computer and looked at the date my next blog was supposed to be on – September 11.  Almost everyone has a story about 9/11.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  I had graduated from college the year before and was on my way to work.  As I rounded the corner of the building, my cell phone rang.  It was my boyfriend calling to ask me if I had heard the news.  I had not heard anything so I rushed inside only to find a small crowd already gathered around the small television in the partner’s office.  We all stayed there for most of the morning glued to the TV…in complete and total shock.  Little did I know that the next decade of my life would be shaped by that single day.  My boyfriend (and now husband) decided to go to officer training school with the US Air Force not long after September 11 so I have seen firsthand the sacrifices that men and women make on an everyday basis.  Just as we should honor the incredible sacrifice that many made on that tragic day, please don’t forget the service of our men and women who continue to be deployed overseas and those families who wait for them at home.


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  1. Michelle and Michele

    This is so true Rachel…Thanks for sharing your story with us! Hats off to ALL who serve our country…then and now!

  2. Tiffany

    Thanks to your hubby for all that he does for our country and Thanks to all the other men and women who serve our country to protect us. I know it is hard on them to leave their families but it is harder on the mothers and fathers who stay behind and take on the roles of mother and father while their partners are in action. I have one cousin the navy, one in the army, and one is a marine so I to see first hand the toles it takes on families. It is hard on them but without the sacrifice of them where would we be today. THANKS AGAIN.

  3. Amanda

    This is a great story Rachel! Thanks to your hubby for all he does for our country!!!

  4. Dena Ellis

    Great blog Rachel! And a BIG Thank You to all our troops!

  5. JULIE

    I know I won’t ever forget that day.

  6. Dorrice

    How honorable and brave of him! Thanks is not enough to any of our troops, past present, and future. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!

  7. Michelle & Sonia

    Thanks for sharing Rachel. That is definitely a day in our history that none of us will ever forget, hopefully. Such a very sad and tragic day 🙁 A BIG thanks to your husband and all of our other troops!!! GOD BLESS THEM AND OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!!! 🙂

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