I know, corny title. But I didn’t like Lucky Life. 😉
Prepare for some CHEESE in this post, just sayin. I’m a little embarrassed to post it, but whatever. It is what it is.
Today I got to go to a National Prayer Luncheon on base.
The National Anthem was sang, military members all stood at attention, civilians peppered the mix with hands over their hearts, beautifully dressed service men stood as still as stone while holding the flag for us to show our allegiance to, prayers were prayed, songs were sung, inspiring speeches given, and good conversations had over a delicious catered lunch.
I stood there during The National Anthem and just stared at how beautiful the stance is of a military member standing at attention, and it gave me chills – as it always does.
I thought “how lucky am I that I get to live a life where I get to witness this sort of thing? this kind of beauty and reverance? this kind of dedication?” If you’ve never seen a room full of service men and women standing at attention, you have no clue what you’re missing.
One of my favorite things when Jake was a recruiter was his annual awards banquets that we’d go to. Not being stationed on a base, it was one time of year where we would be surrounded by other Airman and spouses and all had a commonality between us. My favorite part of the banquet was the traditions upheld…. the singing, the pledges, and the table set for POW/MIA service members. I never failed to cry as they set that table and lit that candle. I was kind of hoping they’d do that today. 😉
The military life comes with so many struggles and heartaches that mainstream America doesn’t understand, and can’t. But it also comes with breath taking moments that make you stand tall and proud, and feel so very blessed that you get to witness such beauty.
Just some random pics from Air Force Base websites. 😉