Fri, 23 Apr 2004 02:29:49 GMT

A Marine Mom Lays it Down. Sgt Hook posts a Marine Mother's open letter. Make sure you've got tissue handy.Excerpt:”We are a different breed, like our Marines. I talk with other Marine Moms every day, and they feel the same way. We speak in Marine Corps lingo, use military time, have links on our computer that give the location of our Marines' nearest PX (Post Exchange), or the current temp in Baghdad. Our homes are shrines to our sons and daughters who serve. We always have boot wax, liquid starch, lint brushes out the wazzoo, an extra war bag, even anodized brass buttons and spare chevrons on hand.”And that's not the best part. Go read it. [Digital

it is worth reading.