Not overlooking kids vital as last wave of JBLM soldiers reintegrates into society
December 1, 2012 - What one word sums up your feelings about your father coming home from war?
Chelsea Riley picked up a marker pen to answer the question, but she couldn’t stop at a single word. A small essay poured out, describing how she missed Capt. Ian Riley during the holidays even as she looked forward to his return by Christmas.
“He’s been going off and on since I was 7,” the 13-year-old explained.
One of Chelsea’s younger brothers had a simpler message about Dad’s return. He bounded up to the wall where children of deployed troops shared their thoughts and scrawled out: “Excited.” read more>>>