Willie Banks III, voted Military Child of the year

March 22, 2010

click here to read http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/03/post_99.html about Willie, age 10 and why he was voted Miltiary child of the year. When you read the article you will see why this young man was a wonderful choice. He has a solid set of values and lives by them. He adapts to the struggle , and protects those he loves. What more could anyone ask? Check out his story.

I love stories about our young people who make us know that the next generation has all the potential needed to move forward well.
What a wonderful forward thinking father,to write those letters to his son. I have used this blog several times to encourage parents to write real letters to kids. This was a little different, as Willies’ Dad knew he would not be around to raise him, but even if we are, letters mean so much and can be a special keepsake for a lifetime.

Congratulations Willie! I love how you protect your family, trust in God, make your grades count, and role model Military Children. You will be a man that God uses in a mighty way, we are sure of that !

Paula and I plan to send a set of signed books to Willie and his little sister. There are thousands of children represented by Willie. These children deserve your recognition during April’s month of the Military Child. Think of ways to let them know you support them!

This is a kid, like many of our kids that can truly say “We Serve Too!”

Green zone…don’t give em your green!

March 20, 2010

I don’t usually use this forum for anything like a movie review, or even political views, but this time I have to. I had not heard much about this movie, so my husband and I thought we would eat a bag of popcorn and check it out.

I wonder what those of another generation would have said if anyone tried to put out a traitorous movie like this during WWII?
Casting our troops and our nation in a bad light when we are at war, is wrong.

Our troops are professionals, the best army in the world. In this movie the Special Forces are bad guys, our government so corrupt that they stage the war for no reason, our soldiers so stifled by this conspiracy that they go out on their own creating missions for themselves. The Iraqis are misunderstood and we are left holding the bag.

I am just tired of the tone, even if it is fiction, that America is a rouge nation, trying to destroy things just because we can. It is crap. I hope that you will not feel the need to add to the coffers of those who made this movie, I wish I hadn’t.