Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Christmas reminder of giving...


Wreaths Across America...how this project was born.

The Original Arlington Wreath Video

Thank you servicemen and women for your sacrifice.
We will never forget.
I am so proud of family members who have served and are serving our country.

My uncle, Charles Corr, was a paratrooper in the Army Air Corp during WWII.
My husband, Wayne Coleman, served in the Marines during WWII and the Korean War.

My cousin, Raymond Fischer, a graduate of West Point, served in the Army during the 1950's post war era. He retired as a Full Bird Colonel.

My brother-in-law, Joseph Gray, served in the Army in the late 1950's.

My cousin, "Butch" Pavlukovich, lost his life while aboard a Navy ship during the Cuban Missle Crisis in 1962. He was 19 years old.

My brother, Dennis Pavluk, served in the Army during the Vietnam War and received two Bronze Stars.

My son David Riedel, served in the Air Force during Desert Storm.

My son Dale Riedel and his wife Jen Riedel both graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1996. Jen has since separated from the Air Force and obtained her Veterinary Doctorate from Ohio State. Dale, received his Juris Doctorite from the University of Dayton and is currently serving as an Air Force Jag in DC. He has a scheduled deployment in January 2008, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After that, they head for March Air Reservce Base in California.