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Christmas Memory Making—Hotel Edition

As I write this, I am looking around my current duty station house with the packers scheduled to arrive in less than a short four days. It is December 8th and we are assigned to PCS for our first OCONUS move before Christmas, which means we will be living in a hotel over the Christmas […]

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The Great Big Veteran and Mil-Spouse Biz Gift Guide!

Every year I tell myself, “I’m going to start my holiday shopping in July!” Every year, I actually start my holiday shopping in December. I shop for my son and husband, nine nieces and nephews, my parents, my in-laws and step-mother-in-law, grandparents, teachers, and other extended family that would make this an incredibly long list. […]

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Remember ~ Honor ~ Teach

In 1992, one individual with a surplus of wreaths started something at Arlington National Cemetery that has continued to grow to over 1,200 locations today. Drawing on a boyhood experience, Morrill Worchester started a tradition of laying wreaths on the graves of service members that would go on quietly for over ten years. Then in […]

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