May is Military Appreciation Month: How can you show your gratitude?

Armed Forces Day is May 21st, celebrating the men and women who serve in the armed forces. May was introduced as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 by the late Senator John McCain. If not for these heroes’ sacrifices, we would not have our rights and freedoms as U.S. citizens.  “This will remain the land of…

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Opening our Hearts and a Place for Ashley

Originally posted on Strong Words & Simple Truths:
I didn’t think I would cry while attending the Open House and Dedication of Ashley’s Place, but I did. I didn’t think I would cry while researching the life and tragic death of 1LT Ashley White, but I did. I didn’t think it would be so hard…

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Every day is Veterans Day

Who will honor today on Veterans Day? Is there a Veteran who influenced your life or career that you would like to celebrate? For me it is my Father Ralph L. Spaulding, Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired and my mentor 121st Air Refueling Wing, Vice Wing Commander Bob Boggs, Brig. Gen., USAF, Retired. See video below.…

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