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Happy Memorial Day: The Soldiers In My Life I’m Grateful For

27 May

Today, I am taking a break from blogging about writing and publishing to celebrate Memorial Day–a very important holiday. I hope everyone takes (at minimum) a moment to thank someone they know in the United States Armed Forces. I’d love for everyone to share their stories here. I’m sharing two!

I want to first thank my grandfather, Michael Smith. 

My grandfather, Michael Smith, ran a tank brigade in Korea. He passed away in 2000, but I was able to live with him for a while, and he was a very informative and loving grandfather. This photo is my grandfather, Michael Smith, with my grandmother, Evelyn Smith–my late mother’s parents. (Both have passed since this photo.)

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Now one of my best friends: Raul Diaz.

One of my best friends, Raul Diaz, is a marine finishing his four-year-track this June. I’m very proud of him, and he’s not only a great marine; he’s a great person.  And I’m proud to call him my friend.

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Happy Memorial Day! 

Who are you thankful for on this Memorial Day? Share your story below.

~SAT

P.S. The contest to win one of the free signed paperbacks of Minutes Before Sunset goes until May 29th, so join by commenting below (clarify you’d like to be a part of the contest.) I’m looking forward to sending them out 😀

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