Twenty-five million Veterans are living among us today.
These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to
put on the uniform and serve us.
The women pilots of the Ferrying Division flew more than nine million miles
in 72 different warplane models. They completed 12,650 domestic movements
of airplanes and flew 115,000 pilot hours in the 27 months they were
in operation, October 1942 to December 1944.
~Sarah Byrn Rickman, Biographer, Author of four published books on the WASP
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the
choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape
ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make
are ultimately our own responsibility.
~Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884–1962, Former American First Lady
In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of
Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in
uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country
and to defend this country’s interest and then to send them overseas, there
is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their
Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.
~Alan Loy McGinnis
Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
When we look for the bad in others, we shall surely find it.
Look for the good in others—and in yourself.
Published in Heart of a Military Woman:
Stories and Tributes to Those Who Serve Our Country,
by Sheryl Roush and Eldonna Lewis Fernandez.
All original and true short stories, poems, and tributes from military personnel, their families and loved ones.