An Army Wife's Life

Once upon a time I was a college student, then I was a teacher, and now I'm a mother. Technically, I'm currently a freelance writer... but really I am an ARMY WIFE. Expect to find... funny (at least to me) anecdotes, thoughts about la vida military, hopes, anxieties, dreams, commentaries on current events.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Award Winning Army Wife

One of the things I like about blogging is I can brag about myself in a way I would never do in person. In fact, I HAVE to. It is my obligation as a blogger.

On Friday I received a phone call, "Are you planning to attend the volunteer awards ceremony?"


Well, I didn't get my invitation but it turns out I had been selected as a volunteer of the month for our Brigade.

After that, I get two more calls to see if I had received an invitation or been called. Typical Army.

I've received company-level awards before and I figured this would be about the same. So, I show up, expecting a simple ceremony for our Brigade, with maybe 10 to 20 people. Nope.

This was for the ENTIRE DIVISION, three volunteer awardees from each Brigade, AND three Purple Heart recipients. I felt pretty darn silly getting an award as part of the same ceremony for Purple Heart recipients--they are the ones who deserve all of the accolades.

I received a FRAMED certificate from the Division's "First Lady" (the commanding general's wife) and a little "medal" with the Division's symbol. There were photographers and CAMERA crews. Eek.

Then, tonight I went to a Junior League meeting. After I went made my announcements, they told me to stay at the podium. One of my fellow Junior Leaguers also has a husband in the Division and had come to support a friend of hers who was getting the same award. She told on me and announced my award to the whole meeting.


That was so sweet of her.


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