Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veterans' Day

Despite strongly opposing war, I support the men and women who have fought for our freedoms and defended our country. I am the daughter of a Vietnam veteran who lost not only part of himself in the service (his leg was amputated after stepping on a landmine) but he also lost close friends. I take this day as reminder that courage and strength are admirable qualities in all of us. Those who have served didn't necessarily choose their situation but they dealt with it. The pain of war is a scar that stays with a person for their entire life. When my Dad came home from Vietnam, he was met with hostile criticism. He doesn't talk about his time at war but the psychological effects are evident. If you know a Veteran, thank them.

Here is a picture of my Dad's Purple Heart medal. If I come across any photographs from when he served, I'll be sure to share.

Now Playing: "A Bad Dream" by Keane
*I think this song accurately describes the emotions many soldiers have gone through.

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!