Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm Outty!

This has been an unpleasant  insane day at work.  And it's only Thursday!  Normally that would mean there is one more day to the work week, but in my case that is not the truth this week.  You see, the U.S. Army has this program called the Yellow Ribbon Campaign.  When a soldier returns from Iraq or Afghanistan he or she is supposed to attend a class on suicide prevention.  I never did, and I got out.  But, I went back into the Reserves before my original contract was up.  So my name was still in the system.  So, now I am required to attend this class.  But the campaign is really more than just a suicide prevention class.  The also have people who can give information about all sorts of Veterans Affairs benefits.  Some examples are financing to assist with school, medical information, mental wellness information, and more.  Therefore, I will be getting on a plane at 7 a.m. local time tomorrow morning to fly to beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida!  It is supposed to be 75 degrees there tomorrow!  That's so much better than the mid-forties we have here today!  Of course, I'll just be gone for the weekend, but that's okay.  The whole trip is paid for, as well.  With that, I must say a large thank you to our American tax payers.  It is not wasted monies, as I know I will get useful information and assistance from this trip.  I also thank you all for supporting the troops.  American, British, Italian, French, Japanese, it matters not.  You may not agree with the idea behind the war or how it is being handled.  But I must say that whatever the reason, I served and am serving as a proud American who loves the FREEDOM the so many before me died for.  Thanks and God bless.  See you all next week!!

14 comments:

~Kim~ said...

My husband is retired from the army and now works for the Dept. of Defense--I can tell you tales of our tax dollars at work too--Especially on some of his trips...ENJOY your trip, be safe, and hope you warm get the chance to thaw just a little! :-)

farmlady said...

You enjoy this weekend in Florida. I hope you learn a lot and that it's not too traumatic for you.
You are a proud Veteran and you deserve anything that helps you with your choices after the military.
I for one must say "Thank you." for being there and you have a right to be proud of what you did.

jojo said...

God Bless, travel safely and enjoy some sunshine! Above all else though...thank you.

Tracey said...

Be good & if you can't be good....be careful! xxx

RiverBend Farm said...

I hope you learn a lot on this trip..especially how NOT to have to fight for what is due you! It seems our government is full of promises that I hope you can eventually benefit from. I'm proud of you!
Berte

Odette said...

it will be a trip back to memory lane...hope Iraq wasn't traumatic to you. it's nice that there are programs like this. this only shows that America appreciates all the soldiers effort in serving the country.
xoxoxo

houndini said...

Enjoy getting away to some warm sunshine ;-) Speak on your return - best - Al

Callie said...

Enjoy the sunshine! And hope you get a lot of good info and help for your future. Thank you again for serving our country and helping to keep our freedom.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Enjoy the heat!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Have a good trip. Hope you find time to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. As always, THANKS!
Anna

LemonyRenee' said...

No need to thank the taxpayers, my friend, the gratitude is all ours.

♥ Amy ♥ said...

have a good trip! ames xxx

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Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

The mud is now freezing, and it's snowing sideways, as in there is a hurtin' breeze.

I've got the winter blues something terrible but nothing a week in ORLANDO wouldn't help cure!

Thank you, thank you, to all our men and women in uniform, I cherish my freedom, that you have so mightedly fought for. I do not mind my tax dollars going to support the troops.