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I was just thinking the other day about how lucky we are as parents of deployed children to be able to communicate with them during deployment. Do...

Signs of Respect

In Sullivan Illinois, the residents have found a great way to honor their military residents serving in the US Armed Forces. When many were deployed...

The Blame Game

I have an acquaintance whose child took their own life recently, and this wonderful parent blames it on themselves for not being more astute when it...

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