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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Our daughter is graduating from High School next week. The Army, Navy and Marines, armed with a list of graduates, have been calling our house over the past few months asking to speak to her about the great opportunities a life in the armed forces can afford. We're very proud of her as we are of our son, who graduated two years ago. Both worked hard throughout their academic careers and had many opportunities open to them upon graduation. She will be a freshman in September at Rutgers University majoring Journalism and our son will be a Junior at Rowan University majoring in Mathematics.

Yesterday 103 men and 7 women said their goodbyes at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, before heading off to Iraq. They are part of the largest number of New Jersey National Guard to serve since WW II.

I wish them Good Luck and God Speed.

1 Comments
  1. June 20, 2008 -

    Congratulations to your son and daughter! you SHOULD be proud! Touching portrait here...