Category Archives: veterans

Moral Injury


“The guilt and moral tension many veterans feel are not necessarily being dubbed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) any longer, but Moral Injury. Moral Injury refers to the emotional shame and psychological damage incurred when a soldier has to … Continue reading

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Look beyond the lapel pin


Six years ago this weekend,¬†Veterans and Military Families for Progress held its biennial national conference in Arlington, Virginia. I was a founding member and for several years served on the board of the national 501(c)4 organization. That weekend event hosted … Continue reading

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Me: Part 2


After a couple of years in the country, we relocated back to Nashville where I went through two years of high school before another move to Murfreesboro, an hour south of Nashville. During my high school, I got involved in … Continue reading

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Iraq invasion was 9 years ago today.


The Iraq invasion 9 years ago today. I get emotional thinking about it as my oldest son was a Marine 0311 (infantryman) on the berms. #verklempt The truth is, back then I was immersed in the role of supportive military … Continue reading

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My son is taking a hike – to raise $ for the Wounded Warrior Project.


He’s hiking with a former Army buddy who was injured in Iraq. The WWP did his friend a world of good and they want to pay it back in their own way. Here’s a link to the fundraising site if … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Iraq War


Wow, hard to believe such a defining moment in my life passed by and I almost forgot about it!¬† I say defining because as my bio hints, I was a Blue Star mother six times over as my sons – … Continue reading

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Farewell Elizabeth!


> Long before it was a catchphrase in politics, Elizabeth Edwards gave meaning to the term “Military Families.”  The daughter of a Naval Admiral, she moved with her family to U.S. naval bases around the globe.  And so it was, … Continue reading

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