That’s a painting of my husband and I. He has been retired for over 10 years. He joined the USAF in 1980. He volunteered a few years after they ended the draft.
Back when there was a draft, just about everyone in America knew a soldier.
With the all volunteer force, I am surprised at how many people have never met a soldier. I am even more surprised by the number of people who don’t realize that we are at war.
Back in the day, just about everyone I knew wore POW and MIA bracelets. They sold for a few dollars and were imprinted with the name of either a prisoner of war or a soldier who was missing in action. The idea was to keep your bracelet on until the soldier came home. Continue reading