The Silent Ranks

I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens, but I am in the Army in the ranks rarely seen. I have no rank upon my shoulders - salutes I do not give; but the military world is the place where I live- I’m not in the chain of command, orders I do not get. But my husband is the one who does, this I can not forget, I’m not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line. But my job is just as tough. I’m the one that’s left behind. My husband is a patriot, a brave and prideful man. And the call to serve his country not all can understand. Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free. My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me. I love the man I married, Soldiering is his life But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Army Wife”

My nana and papa before they were married. <3 The bottom two are engagement photographs and the top is them at the Marine Corps Ball in 1956 Married 50+ years. Papa retired as E8, Master Sergeant. Full of pride! I posted this to show all the MILSO’s that no matter how hard it is, you can get through it and that it’s worth it. 💕 RIP Papa