When we think about soldiers, sailors, marines, coasties, airmen on Mother’s Day we most often think about the mom sitting back at home hoping their Hero is safe and out of harm’s way. Not often do we think about that Hero thinking of her own children who are back home and missing them to pieces. But it is true. Women comprise 200,888 or 14.3 percent of the DoD Active Duty force. (She Serves, too) I’m sure they could use a message of support this upcoming Mother’s Day!
Once again Stars and Stripes is printing messages in their overseas additions for our loved ones! When my husband was in Iraq my boys sent him a short message that he found in the Father’s Day edition of the newspaper. What a wonderful little sentiment from home!
Stars and Stripes honors Moms on their special day!
Send a FREE message to a special Mom or share your Military Mom story. Visit MothersDay.stripes.osd.mil to participate.
Greetings and selected stories received by April 24 will be printed in Stars and Stripes on May 13 (Mother’s Day) in the edition you select (Middle East, European or Pacific) and will be displayed online at Stripes.com as soon as they are approved.
For details, please see our Publishing Schedule.
Thank you for participating – and Happy Mother’s Day to all our Military Moms, wherever they are!
So if you know a mom serving overseas do it today! Let’s remind them how much they are loved!: http://messages.stripes.osd.mil/
– Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com