I have met so many patriotic, kind-hearted people while attending Operation Welcome Home events. Many of us are moms or spouses of Soldiers. Many are Veterans, who served during WWII, Korea and/or Vietnam. The volunteers who run the organization are extremely dedicated to making certain our Soldiers know our gratitude for their service. Honestly, I can't speak highly or often enough of OWH!
That being said...as I was waiting to welcome Chief home the other day, I chatted with another Blue Star Mom, Debbie. She is a member of Any Soldier, I'm a Soldiers Angel, we both are dedicated to mailing letters and packages to our warriors while they are deployed. She is one cool lady, with two sons...one of which is a member of the U.S. Army!
Debbie introduced me to Operation Baghdad Pups. She donated a large crate, so that a Soldier's puppy could be flown to the States. Of course these pups are only flown home during the winter months. There is time to make a donation, if you too are an animal lover. Debbie also told me of two books she read recently, of military dogs. The first book is actually a children's story, but I was given a tissue warning..."Nubs the Dog". The other book is titled, "Saving Cinnamon". I'll go ahead and post these books up for discussion on my "Book Group Blog" (see right sidebar). Debbie is one cool lady, who I am so very grateful to have met and continue to chat with at OWH!
I had to take this opportunity to repost my favorite photo of MudPuppy...yes, his blog is public once again so do stop by and say hello! For those of you wondering who is MudPuppy...he is my SoldierSon who I happened upon almost two years ago by reading his blog. He deployed to Afghanistan for a year, returning home last August. If you have not yet had the honor of reading his words, I do encourage you to do so.
May Almighty God Bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.
May God Bless those who touch the life of a Soldier, while they serve our Nation.