Never Forget Our Service Members

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This last weekend was Memorial Day weekend. We honored all our brothers and sisters who have served, and are serving.

I got to thinking about that. It is great to honor them, but what about the ones who are sitting in trenches.? How about those who are in hospitals all over the world? Many are alone. Many are battling depression, anxiety, fear, and are wondering what tomorrow will bring.

We can’t forget them. They are our heroes too.

I also thought of the loved ones at home who are praying that their son or daughter may be kept from harm, or will recover from their wounds.

One thing I always remembered as a service member, was how important my family was to me while I was in South Korea. Talk about lonely! Yes, I was surrounded with many other service members, but they were not family.

I wished I could have seen them just for a moment. There wasn’t any Skype, or Zoom back then. No cell phones. Just letters from home, and those were very few.

It was hard at best to be content.

If you have loved ones in harm’s way. May God bless them and keep them safe.


It seems to me that many may just take the weekend as an extra tme to play. Too many don’t even know what the day means. Yes, it good to show recognition to family who have passed, but it is also for those who helped you have a comfortable life, and have freedom.

I am a die heart, old veteran, who always cries when I hear Taps. I heard it several times this weekend, and it tore me up. Taps is the final call for many. May they rest in peace.


Here’s hoping that you had a fabulous weekend with loved ones either on the phone, or through Zoom, etc.

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You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Tentacles Are Longer Than Our Hope

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Doug Bolton, the founder of the blog, Signs of Hope, which is at, has written a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides ever day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Doug sent off his mini proposal to an agent who is very interested in his concept. We will update you when we hear more. 


Sorry I missed a few days. The Thanksgiving week was very hectic. Lots of family time, but we had two full Thanksgiving gatherings due to meeting with both sides of the family for my wife and I. I did have a major victory. I didn’t gain one pound through the whole ordeal! Yes!!

So we’re  back to sharing some of the chapters from the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”

Hope you are all caught up looking at the back posts to see some of the other chapters. They are right below this one and then keep scrolling down to see all of them.


Worry is Not the Answer

While in the military, there is a lot of worry time. We shouldn’t waste so much of that time worrying. It doesn’t gain us one day of life.

Tentacles That Are Longer Than Our Hope.

Life can feel unfair, It can seem like we are going in the wrong direction, It is like an octopus wrapping its long tentacles around us and pulling us down into the ocean.

Had a Rough Life? You Are Still Alive

This was one of the toughest chapters for me to write. It talks about the consequences of us taking our own lives.

There is Not a Time When You do not Have a Choice.

Too many people use the excuse, “I just didn’t have another choice. I had to do it.” This is not true. We all have choices.

Military Spouses Have a Huge Task

Sometimes the true heroes are the one who are left behind to care for the children, and keep the home fires burning.

Death in the Military

This is also a tough subject to write about. What happens to the ones left behind when a loved one is killed while deployed?

The next post will have what is left for chapters, Then I will dwell more on some of them to give you a stronger feeling what the book is really about. I want you to live and breath this book and realize it is meant for any of you who have served, or are currently serving.

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And always Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever give up!