Tag Archives: Iraq War

Seven years ago…


Hard to believe, seven years ago I took my last trip to a military base as a Blue Star Mom!  I was welcoming home eldest son from another tour in Iraq. So glad that was it! So proud that, despite my … Continue reading

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Why War Sucks, Reason #918,476,198,479


This image is borrowed from the Facebook post by @Karthik Subramanian – A photograph that moved the world! “In Iraq, a little girl drew a picture of her mother on the floor of her orphanage. She carefully took off the … 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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Beau Biden: Rest well


I am grieved by the news that this fine young man died yesterday of Brain Cancer and it stunned and saddened me a great deal. Before I took to painting, before I gravitated to making art, I was deeply passionate about … 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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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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