'1001 Things to Love About Military Life'
Military wives share love letter to the troops
- Duration 4:08
- Date May 31, 2012
Military wives share love letter to the troops
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Today is Memorial Day as you know a day that many have come to associate with time off from work -- that sailed down at Macy's -- time off from school.
And backyard barbecues but of course our next to gas they're gonna remind us what Memorial Day is really about.
For our country Tara crooks and star Henderson -- military spouses in co author.
Things to love about military life and start you were also you were also in the military right -- That's great thank you so much for serving.
For giving up your spouse and your -- to serve our country's really appreciate that.
Married for 1416.
Is that right at you sixteenth it's -- in fourteen years if it is trying to cheat.
A long time -- and tell me why you.
Wrote this -- oh my goodness -- -- for so many reasons but our very first reason -- is because it is our love letter to the military.
It is to those who serve now who have given ultimate sacrifice and their families we want them to know you know how important is to focus on the positive.
And that -- helps us get through those tough times those challenges that they come with military life.
We also wanted to make sure that we left a legacy is our legacy I mean -- what people.
We we want them when they see us they want to remember about.
And we won in -- to do the book in a form that too because the military payments to journals -- that they too could go and share their memories and and legal legacy.
Only as a whole it's not just for the spouses and you're not -- dives but you know it's it's deceiving because there's four of us that wrote it and allied military spouses it is for everyone again.
We can't get through 1001 that's next.
-- -- we all of you we've got five of our top favorites our first one let's Applebee's that.
Here's the -- Memorial Day learn about it educate others about it start tell us about the house.
Absolutely we want individuals educate themselves and their children.
And to take the time this morning to reflect on what Memorial Day really means -- -- wine and not -- best one -- this is feeling grateful when you see someone.
In the military -- that's so important clean -- so many ways to do this and we are talking about this this morning and I said you know you can write a letter.
Through it through different organizations that start we'll -- -- -- about.
And you can go on to spank a service member by buying dinner but what's most important to our service members after all the talk we've done.
Is that you take care of our families our families are the backbone -- -- our army and -- I should say all of our services.
-- -- -- -- -- -- But -- you know our our families and if you would take care of me and my family my husband has even stronger and can do things to do when he's on the battlefield right.
It's great you know we're all one big family in -- country where it.
What about memorial he encouraged people to go visit of the more I read this I thought this take great idea to your kids there's so many military -- -- -- times are so many -- that really don't understand the real tears sacrifice that military families.
And gold star families those who have lost and you know loved ones who -- -- -- They don't understand -- connect with how we feel and -- a memorial and seeing that impact and that loss that is there for ever.
Would be really helpful and -- forget.
-- the next one we have number four we pulled this one attitude of support our troops.
Unifying attitude of support our troops explains.
Well it's definitely something that we all need to embrace I think we forget sometimes you're the 1% we think the 99% -- -- for -- -- we know that there's something out they can do to support the troops and in the book.
-- our section about outside looking and we definitely share a ton of resources that people out there can connect with.
And they can use those organizations to go ahead and theoretical support the troops in -- and it really they need that vehicle and that gets them there and the last one that we pulled and this is a great one to.
Should remember this thank -- gestures -- on FaceBook finds one served in the military right thank you notes right -- -- organization and Terry mentioned was operation appreciation where.
On the spouses serviced in civilians and children can write to military spouses -- military children and thank -- -- -- If there's someone your family when your friends send them a text message today it's not -- enforcer very you know supply and honor and remember -- and it's it's every day is Memorial Day I know we take time out today.
It is industrialized and that seems so much you can --