Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being there and doing what you do. Although I do not know who you are, or the names of all of the volunteers who supported you, I can tell you that I felt your support, love and respect every single day of my military career.

But I have to thank you for something more important. Because of the Blue Star Mothers’ organization, I knew that I did not have to worry about my Mom, no matter how bad things got. I knew that she would be surrounded by friends, colleagues (she calls you sisters) and because of that, I did not have to worry about my Mom. Because of you, I could focus 100% on my mission knowing that Mom would always be taken care of. So, thank you for always being there for her in the past, and I am sure you will be there for her in the future!