Military Monday – Reenlistment

Today’s Military Monday is taking on a more personal note as it should because my son, Lcpl Honda reenlisted for another four years into the US Marine Corps!. He stood on the flight deck of the ship on which he is current deployed and to the oath and once again pledge to honor and defend his country.

This is important because not only are they willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for us and their country, they also make many other sacrifices on a daily basis. From having to share living space with other people and be stationed away from family members for most of their service time.

Sometimes they are not also able to come home for holidays or special events. Cinderella will get married in two weeks and LCpl Honda will still be floating around the ocean somewhere. His cover and gloves will be gracing a pew in the church to honor his place in our family, but that is not the same.

Military families make these sacrifices too! Millions of mothers have lived through deployment. Even though LCpl Honda is not in a combat situation, it is still hard none the less. Also wives and children have to miss having their husbands and fathers, not to mention they have to live like single mothers for months on end.

So, yes these men and women should be commended for reenlisting and committing more time to the service of our country.

Thank You LCpl Honda. Your family is proud of you. You country is proud of you.

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8 Responses to “Military Monday – Reenlistment”

  1. Heartfelt thanks to your entire family for your sacrifice. It’s a tough situation for all of us moms, when the decision is made to reenlist. We are so proud, but we miss them so. It does my heart good to hear of a fine soldier choosing to stand beside my sons.
    May God watch over and protect Lcpl Honda. May God take care of his momma’s heart as well.
    ~AM

    • juliannah Says:

      Thank you so much AirmanMom. May God also watch over your son as he deploys. If you need support you know where to come. Thanks also to your family for supporting our military.

  2. (((((((((HUGS))))))))

    thanks for making the sacrifices that allows your son to do what he does

    You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers!

    God bless!

    Kelly D < 🙂

    Founder

    Operation Celebration (myspace.com/operation_celebration)

  3. ooo-rah!!! Proud of this young man.

    Hang in there Mom.

  4. Congrats to your son and semper fi! The Marine Corps {and such a superior fighting organization but then again I’m bias} is strong because of young men like you.

    Clearly you did an amazing job raising him : )

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