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Time to leave the group. Thank you all for the help and support. On to AO Group.
The best of luck to all your sailors.
Leaving this group now! Blessings to you and your Sailors.
Leaving this group now, on to the next. Blessings to all of you as you begin the next step of the journey with your Sailors.
If anyone in this group lives within driving distance to New Port Richey FL (surrounding areas include Holiday, St Petersburg, Clearwater etc I will be there on vacation and I am going to have a get-together for all of my navy Mom friends who would like to join us on Wednesday afternoon/evening. I will have goodies/food and we can all sit around (or in if you prefer) the pool and just have a fun time getting to know each other and talking about our recruits and Sailors. If anyone is in that area and would like to join us please send me an email and let me know. My hubby will be away on a fishing trip and we were gonna do it Monday because he wants to be there but that is our 1st wedding anniversary <3 So, I would love to have you join me and others and you will get to meet my Sailor as well :-) The date is Wednesday June 27th. If you would like to meet but that afternoon or evening isn't good for you let me know and we will set up a another time while I am there :-) I am so excited to meet some of my navy Mom friends!!! My email is email@example.com
Thank you both!
PaulaP - thank you :-))
DaniT - Thank you for posting about PIR!
I reposted your comment without your sons last name.Last names of Recruits/Sailors are not allowed on N4M's. Please delete the original post. Just click on the little "x" in the top right corner.
(Or PaulaP if you could do it.)
Comment by Dani T.(Ship 12 DIV 186)5 hours ago
My son's divison won Hall of Fame as well and my son- carried the hall of Fame flag for his division - Div 186 - we were the division with all the loud folks - LOL!! all the way at the end. LOL!!. It was a great great great weekend. I met many of you especially those staying at the Courtyard Marriott Waukegan - great hotel and great Navy families there. We can't express how great the weekend was. As a new military family we were amazed at the love they have for our young Sailors. My son stayed at Great Lakes for A Training School and the yes indeed please have a GPS handy if you want to get around. THat has to be the largest base I have ever seen in my life. LOL!!
My highlight of the weekend was Saturday when we took our Sailor to the Navy Pier in Chicago for the day for a family outing before we headed back to Wash. DC and he stayed at Great lakes - CONSTANTLY, CONSTANTLY - he was stopped and asked to shake hands and take pictures because he was their hero - my mother and I was in tears. This 9 year old lil girl (i posted the pictures on facebook) just came up to my son in his Navy uniform and said Can I shake your hand, you are my hero. And he just smiled from ear to ear and said - Yes Ma'am, thank you ma'am...I was so so so proud of my son.
So if you haven't had your PIR yet and your son or daughter is fortunate enough to be in the Great Lakes/Chicago area the Saturday after their PIR take them to the NAVY PIER in Chicago so they can exerpience that as well - it really helped my son put it in perspective how important they are to all of us as their fellow Americans. My son had never experienced perfect strangers coming up to him asking to shake his hand and take pictures with him because he was serving his country in the Navy & therefore a hero in their eyes -- TALK ABOUT A MOMENT for me as his mom, and my mom (his grandmom) my sister (his aunt) and my daughter (his sister) we were all in tears :-)))) !!
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