I grew up in a military town. Later, I was married to it for four years. I have seen how hard it is on families of those who have to leave for extended periods of time . . . sometimes without a guarantee that their loved one will even come home.
These men and women give their lives so that we have the option of chasing our dreams. My dream is writing and I know that if I lived in a different country, I may not have the freedom to do what I love doing so much . . . at least not publicly pursuing it.
Prisoner of War. Missing in Action. Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered.
Those are the categories assigned to those who never made it home from war, but they are so much more than just a status, more than just names carved in black granite on a wall in Washington. They are fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and friends.
And they all have their own stories to tell.
In honor of those untold stories, I am holding a contest. I’ll be giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner’s choice) and an ARC of my upcoming novel Lullaby when it’s available.
Also for every new follower the blog (join to the right) and my Twitter account receives from this post and every new “Like” on on my Facebook Author page, I’ll donate $0.50 to the POW Network. So by all means, share this post, the more sharing, the higher the donation.
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Feel free to leave comments about your favorite service members, past and present, what dreams you have that are possible because of these men and women. (Comments aren’t limited to these topics of course . . . feel free to comment however you like)
Then check out the other blogs remembering our POWs and MIAs the next few days.