Please take a moment today to give hugs and lift your prayers for Shay's Mom. Shay is leaving Fairchild AFB today, to begin her deployment in Iraq.
Shay attended Tech School at Wright-Patterson. She and her mom met my son, John and they enjoyed a lunch together. Shay's Mom is retired from the Army; she understands first hand what it is like to walk in her daughter's boots.
My hope is to meet Shay at BWI, before her departure. She makes her Mom proud. Shay is a brave young woman, dedicated to our Nation. I have no doubt she will serve our Country well.
Shay, my heartfelt thanks for your sacrifice. May God watch over you and protect you. May God comfort the heart of your Mom, who loves you so.