Monday, August 22, 2011
I'm Still Chugging Alone
I have to say that I've enjoyed this course, and learned a lot too. It is incredible when you think how our founding fathers created and established our country. Many years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Washington D.C. and it was truly a dream come true for me. I did the whole tourist thing and strolled through the White House, sat on the front porch of General Washington's home, viewed the Declaration of Independence and was humbled by rows and rows of stone in Arlington National Cemetery. It was all so amazing to me, and someday I hope to take my children there.
I was raised by the God, Country and Apple Pie mentality. My father fought with the 1st Calvary in Korea at Pork Chop Hill and my brother served in the Navy and in the National Guard in Iraq. In addition, my other brother served in the army and my own husband served in the Marine Corps for 10 years. Coming from a family with such a military history has always taught me to respect and appreciate the men and women who keep us free. Studying how our country came to be was more of a pleasure than a homework assignment for me. I thought I knew a lot already, but I learned so much more this term.