Thank You for your selfless service so that every American can stay free.
I am a veteran, not of any war but I served my country during the mid 70's for 4 years. When I first enlisted, we were called a W.A.C. (Women's Army Corp), we trained in places different from men for basic training and our training was different as well. Our daily uniform, Fatigues (what they call BDU's today) was also worn differently, we had to wear our shirt hanging out instead of tucked into our belt (as the men wore their uniform) as the Army didn't want the men to be distracted by our shape/waist (can you believe that!!).
I met my husband while I was still in the Army, I got out as an E-5, he was a 1LT when we met and he retired a few years back with 30 years (active and reserve) as an 0-6.
Our daughter did ROTC in college and served her 4 years after and got out as a Captain. She was able to be Airborne and when I was in all those years ago, it wasn't possible for a woman to be Airborne. I helped pave her way and those of all the other women that have been in since the 70's.
"I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died that gave that right to me, and I'll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today, cause there ain't no doubt I love this land, God Bless The USA"
- Lee Greenwood -