For me, not only am thankful to be able to represent each of you and the International system, I am eternally thankful that my platform is one that my husband and I can do together. I’m sure some, if not all, of you know a veteran. In my experience, they tend to keep those memories (good or bad) locked away in the back of their mind. My husband was, and is, still one of those veterans. It wasn’t until I dove headfirst into competing for Texas and shortly after I won that he really started to open up about his experiences more and attend more veteran outings. Getting veterans around their brothers and sisters that have faced the same situations is so important. They need to be reminded that they are not alone and don’t have to face their return to civilian life alone. Even if that reentry to civilian life was 1 month, 1 year or 20 years down the road.
Until the Mission is Complete,