Veterans Day is a special day to me because many people in my immediate and extended family have served in different branches of the military.
In fact, both of my parents served in the United States Navy. That’s actually how they met!
My mom enlisted in the Navy in 1984 and served for over seven years as a yeoman. A yeoman is someone who does administrative work. My mom had to opportunity, through her service in the Navy, to travel to Portugal, Mississippi, Florida, New Orleans, upstate New York, and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
Mom worked on Pier 22, on the USS LY Spear.
My dad entered the Navy in 1981 and served for four years. He was a cook and a diver, working on a submarine and spent up to 55 days underwater. My dad had to opportunity to travel to Italy, San Diego, Spain, Scotland, Bermuda, Florida, England, Connecticut and was also stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
The submarine that my dad worked and lived on was called the USS Bergall.
I’m so thankful to my parents and everyone who has ever and will ever serve our country in the United States military!
This is such a sweet post 🙂 Have a great day!
That was neat to read and I love the old Navy pics of your parents :). Thanks to them for their service!
This is so awesome that both of your parents served! I didn’t know that before! 🙂
Thank you so much for posting this baby! That’s my totally embarrassing boot camp pic!! I was 20 yrs old and scared to death – but serving in the US Navy was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. That was the only day in the 8 weeks of boot camp that we were allowed to wear mascara — man was I excited to put make up on!!!! They also chopped my hair off when I got there – as you can see…
Love this post, and thank you for being such a kind, considerate and loving daughter:)
Love you — Madre
Ps — not sure why I didn’t smile, maybe because those were my pre-orthodontic days 😬
Thank you so much for your service! I think that photo is beautiful 🙂
I just stumbled on your story about your Mom being on the USS LY SPEAR. We would love to contact her and have her join our Association and reunite with her shipmates. Please advise how we can contact her. Thank you,
Chairman USS LY SPEAR ASSN
Thank you for your comment! I will be sending you an email!
I love that your parents met in the navy! That is so precious!
Happy Early Veterans Day – thank your parents for serving 😉
That’s SO awesome!! You have the coolest parents ever, huge thanks to them for their service to our country! 🙂
This is a very touching post! Thanks for sharing Allie.
Thank you both for your service!
I love this post so much! Thank you to both your mom and dad for their service!
This is amazing! I got to tour a submarine that my friend’s cousin is currently on when I was in San Diego. So crazy to think about not seeing the sun for weeks at a time! So proud of your parents though 🙂
Very cool to hear about your parents history. I am so thankful to the men and women who have served our country – like wow!
Thank you to your parents for doing their part to serve the country! Such a sweet post about them, and I love the old school pics.
A big thank you to your parents! What adventures they must have had!
my parents met while serving in the air force in madrid. they got married just 6 months after meeting, and then had me just a year after that 🙂
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Happy Veterans Day! In honor of this special day, I’m sharing a post I wrote in 2012.